Responsive to Shifting Dynamics of School and Society: Music Education candidates are encouraged to be adaptive and anticipatory practitioners within the ever-changing profession. Most importantly, they are guided to be responsive, ethical, and transformative music educators who will make positive change beyond their time at the University of Illinois.
Broad-based Musicianship: Within the Music Education program, candidates expand their notions and conceptions of music. Candidates create and perform within and among a wide range of musical practices and traditions with an emphasis on deep understanding of the relationships between music and its social and cultural contexts.
Breadth and Flexibility: Music educators teach in a variety of settings to a variety of students using a variety of pedagogies. The belief that teachers should embolden that assumption prior to focusing on specialized areas is promoted. As such, candidates engage in diverse experiences to strengthen the foundation of their teaching practices.