CSU offers a Bachelor of Music in Music Education that leads to eligibility for teacher licensure in the State of Ohio.
Students in our rigorous degree program study both music and education with our renowned applied (performance) and music education faculty. There are many opportunities to perform in large and small ensembles, and every year of study includes field experiences observing and teaching music, culminating in a semester of full-time student teaching working alongside carefully selected mentor teachers. All music education majors study all areas of K-12 music education (general, vocal, and instrumental; elementary and secondary), so they are prepared to pursue any employment opportunity that arises. Our graduates teach in many excellent public and private schools in Northeast Ohio.
CSU Music Education Faculty:
- Heather A. Russell, PhD; Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Music Education
- Birch Browning, PhD; Associate Professor Music Education; Conductor of Cleveland Winds
- Robert Roche, EdD; Assistant Lecturer Music Education, Instrumental
- William G. Zurkey, MM; Instructor Music Education/Choral Methods
Bachelor of Music in Music Education Application Requirements:
- Audition with Applied Area Faculty
- Entrance Interview with Music Education Faculty
- Minimum ACT or SAT scores as follows:
ACT: math 20, reading 20, English 20
SAT: math 510, reading 500, writing 490
Preferred Application Materials (not required, but recommended):
- CSU Music Education Recommendation Form (completed by a school music teacher)
School Music Teacher Confidential Report
- Writing Sample (a paper from a High School course that represents an applicant's best writing)
Preferred Interview Preparation (not required, but recommended):
Read a suggested journal article to discuss during the Entrance Interview (available by request)
- Differentiation in the Music Classroom by Stephanie L. Standerfer
- Don’t Watch Me! by John P. Graulty
- Teaching for Transfer - Matthew L. Garrett
Sing a folk song of your choosing (Evaluated on preparation, not on the quality of singing; suggestions and resources available upon request)
K-12 Multi age License in Music Education Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Program.
- The K-12 is a 2 year program intended for students who have earned a Bachelor of Music and wish to pursue a State of Ohio Teaching License.
*All prospective candidates wishing to pursue a K-12 Multi age License in Music Education Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Program please refer to undergraduate application requirements.
Cleveland State University
School of Music
2121 Euclid Avenue, MU 333
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Music and Communication - Building, Room 333