The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point was founded in 1894 as the Stevens Point Normal School, whose primary purpose was to prepare future teachers. Today, teacher preparation remains an integral part of our mission and we continue to be at the forefront of innovation in our field.
The music education program, offered through the
Department of Music
, is an undergraduate program that focuses on the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to teach music to students, ages birth through 21. UW-Stevens Point offers Wisconsin teacher certification in music education - choral, music education - general and music education - instrumental. Successful candidates in the program earn a Bachelor of Music degree and a Wisconsin teaching license in one or more of the music education certification areas. Full admission to this program is through an application and interview process normally completed during a student's sophomore year.
Students pursuing a career in music education are engaged in a rigorous and musically exciting program that includes high performance expectations with an academic program leading to licensure. All members of the UW-Stevens Point
Department of Music faculty
are involved in the preparation of teachers, through courses in music theory, composition, jazz studies, music history and applied music.