Music Education


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Music Education

Improve young people’s learning experiences and ready them for a life enriched by music.

Combine your creative spirit with current teaching methods

Under the guidance of our experienced faculty, and through curriculum specific to your endorsement area, you’ll graduate from Mount Mercy with a professional licensure to teach music.

Get the best of both worlds! Splitting your time between the music and education departments means you experience a well-balanced curriculum. Learn from faculty who practice what they teach and bring practical experience to the classroom.


Get the best of both worlds.

In fulfilling the required teaching experience, you’re also immersed in MMU’s Professional Development School, one of the only programs in Iowa that places students in local schools while completing their coursework. This invaluable experience helps you transition into professional careers as you seek full-time teaching positions.

Get involved early – network for the future. By joining the Student-Iowa State Education Association (S-ISEA), a statewide education organization, music education majors have opportunities to attend conferences, participate in service learning projects, host speakers, attend social events, and expand their network with other professionals.

Our education curriculum is regulated by and accredited through the Iowa Department of Education.

Mount Mercy University’s education  program prepares successful students for licensure within the state of Iowa. Mount Mercy has not determined if the curriculum meet licensure requirements in other states. Mount Mercy’s education program is approved by the Iowa Department of Education.

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Careers in Music Education

Take your developed skills and carve your own path.

Graduates from Mount Mercy with a Bachelor of Arts in music education find success in public, private and charter schools, at community service agencies, childcare facilities, and with youth service institutions.

For those who want to take their careers to the next level, Mount Mercy offers a Master of Arts in Education with emphasizes available in reading, special education and teacher leadership.

Move with the music.

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