Music Education - NIU - School of Music

Areas of Study


Music Education

The faculty of Music Education at Northern Illinois University is committed to practical and realistic preparation of our music education students. We believe that they must have a variety of experiences in methods of teaching, foundations of education, performance, instructional technology, and working with diverse populations. It is expected that graduates from our program will have developed a continuing desire to grow in the art of music and the profession of teaching. 

For more information about teacher licensure, visit NIU Educator Licensure and Preparation (formerly Teacher Certification).

Please visit the National Association for Music Education website at

View our photos of NIU Music Education Workshops.

View our Summer 2015 workshop video