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Job Opportunities and Career Trends

Music Education is an ever-growing field. As the population continues to grow, so will the need for quality music teachers to work in schools that provide education to our children. Learning the theory in classrooms and being involved in the practice of teaching through fieldwork and student teaching is the beginning of the journey — the end of the journey is you working in a day care center, an elementary school, a middle school or a high school. Music is an essential part of a well-rounded education. Music teachers are also employed in a range of educational settings, including pre-schools, private, independent and charter schools, and after-school programs. Music Educators are also sought at non-profit organizations with a community service and/or educational focus, including those that are internationally based. Having a degree in Music Education opens up other career options including: positions in educational media, such as in publishing and television development and curriculum development.