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Music Education

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Combine your creative spirit with current teaching methods

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

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.

Avery Anderson

There have been many people who have encouraged and inspired me in the arts when I was growing up, and so I aspire to do that for my future students.


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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What are the next steps?

Mount Mercy offers competitive tuition and generous scholarships.

We also encourage all students to apply for federal, state, and other kinds of financial assistance.

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We make it easy by accepting applications year-round! No deadline, no fee, no pressure.

  1. Create your application
  2. Apply under standard admissions criteria or go "test optional"
  3. Request official transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Mail to:

* Mount Mercy University Admissions
  1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
  Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

* If you are applying for an accelerated program, please mail to "Accelerated Programs"

For more detailed instructions on how to apply, see our Admissions page.

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.