Music Department

Music Education

CSU offers a Bachelor of Music in Music Education that leads to 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.

Cleveland State University offers a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and a Post-Baccalaureate Licensure Program that lead 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:

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):