MECA Continuing Education

Continuing Education with Impact

VanderCook's Music Education Center of America (MECA) Continuing Education program offers
graduate courses for teachers seeking practical knowledge and skills that can be used in their
classrooms immediately. Up to 12 credits earned in MECA courses can be applied to a

Master of Music Education degree at VanderCook. 

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For more information about the MECA Continuing Education program, please contact the Continuing Education & Outreach Office at 312.788.1139 or via email at


"As a student at VanderCook, I received real-life, useable information every day. In each class I was able to glean so many tools to add to my daily repertoire that would work instantly with my students. I was also surrounded by many other colleagues with whom I was able to share ideas, challenges and successes."

"I'm glad I have the experience at VanderCook reminding me to continue to strive for excellence with my students."

"I was quite impressed with the professionalism and practicality that VanderCook offered. I have been armed with a great deal of knowledge and materials that I will be able to transfer into my teaching immediately."


Courses Addressing a Professional Educator’s License
Candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Music Education Program, the Teacher Certification and Entitlement Program, and the Master of Music Education with Certification Program take coursework that leads to licensure in the State of Illinois.  All individuals seeking teacher certification or licensure are required to complete licensure tests (music content and edTPA), and requirements as prescribed by the Illinois State Board of Education.  A candidate seeking additional licensure from outside of Illinois will need to consult with that state’s board of education about any additional requirements to be licensed to teach in that state. 

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