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The College of Education and the School of Music prepare students for a rewarding career as an instrumental music educator or a vocal music educator in the elementary through high school levels. The rigorous course of study has been designed with the student's future success in mind. Courses in music theory, music history, educational concepts, vocal music, instrumental techniques and conducting, along with performance in large ensembles, chamber music groups, campus choral ensembles, and private study with world-class faculty combine together to develop confident, knowledgeable and effective music educators and performers.



The Music Education curriculum is focused on teaching and performing.

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Scholarships & Tuition Waivers

The UCO College of Fine Arts and Design annually awards more than $150,000 in scholarships with more than 90 scholarship opportunities.  Our talented and ambitious students ensure that CFAD remains a center for excellence in the fine and performing arts. CFAD scholarships recognize the dedication displayed in the classroom, in performances, and in exhibitions, as well as help our students make their studies a primary focal point and not monetary stress.

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Career Opportunities

Music Education - Career opportunities include: 

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Private Lessons

Community Opportunities

Take advantage of these opportunities in the metro which may spark your interest and even boost your resume.