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Department of Music Music Education Degree

Major, Undergrad Teaching Certification

BEGIN YOUR MUSIC TEACHING CAREER HERE!

The music education program is an undergraduate program that focuses on the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to teach music to students, K-12. 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.

UWSP Music Education student teaching.

WHY STUDY MUSIC EDUCATION AT UW-STEVENS POINT?

UW-Stevens Point graduates in the School of Education typically have some of the highest career outcome rates in full-time teaching jobs within their first year after graduation in the UW System. Students who achieve a Wisconsin license for teaching music have unlimited career opportunities across the United States. Recent graduates of the program are teaching music in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Florida, Texas, Arizona and Nevada. Whether students wish to stay in Wisconsin or experience another area, a degree in music education offers the opportunity.
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​Whether you are a recent graduate or a longtime alum, you can make an important difference for today’s students in the College of Fine Arts and Communication. By volunteering to share your story, your network, your career advice, and your successes, you can help guide students through the start of their professional lives as they discover their purpose. You are a vital part of our Pointer family and we look forward to hearing from you!
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WHAT TO EXPECT

Student teaching is the culminating experience in the teacher candidate’s academic program of study at UW-Stevens Point. It provides an opportunity for teacher candidates to practice and refine their knowledge and skills under the supervision and guidance of cooperating teachers and our own faculty who have dedicated their careers to education and a lifetime of student learning. Students also have the opportunity to perform in:

  • Summer Ensembles
  • Summer Music Venues
  • Area civic and professional performing groups

UW-Stevens Point graduates in the School of Education typically have some of the highest career outcome rates in full-time teaching jobs within their first year after graduation in the UW System. Students who achieve a Wisconsin license for teaching music have unlimited career opportunities across the United States. Recent graduates of the program are teaching music in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Florida, Texas, Arizona and Nevada. Whether students wish to stay in Wisconsin or experience another area, a degree in music education offers the opportunity.

MEET YOUR FACULTY AND STAFF

The low student-to-faculty ratio in the Department of Music provides our students with opportunities for personal attention.
Brent Turney

Brent Turney

  • Department Chair – Music
  • Professor – Trumpet
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107
Andrew Slembarski

Andrew Slembarski

  • Administrative Specialist – Music
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107
Lori Yonash

Lori Yonash

  • University Services Associate 1 – School of Performing Arts and School of Design & Communication
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Design and Communication, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107

ACCREDITATION

National Association of Schools of Music

The College of Fine Arts and Communication at UW-Stevens Point is accredited by these professional associations: National Association of Schools of Music. UW-Stevens Point in the only college in the state to hold national accreditation in all of its arts programs: Art and Design, Dance, Interior Architecture, Music, and Theatre, placing it in the top 7% in the nation.

National Association of Schools of Music