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VanderCook College of Music

Graduate Admissions

Master of Music Education

Designed for working music teachers looking to earn their master’s degree.

Master of Music Education and Certification

Earn your MCert degree while completing the requirements for Illinois teaching licensure.

Teacher Certification

A post-baccalaureate program for music degree holders to earn Illinois teaching licensure only.

MECA Continuing Education

The Music Education Center of America (MECA) program offers graduate-level courses to sharpen skills and strategies.

Student Resources

2021-2022 College Catalog

2021-2022 Student Handbook


Every Gift Matters…

Gifts to VanderCook come in many forms and sizes and each one truly makes a difference. You may wonder how a small contribution can matter to the college – how it can “make a dent.” Combined with other donor gifts, even a relatively minor contribution can make a major impact.

Thank you for your generosity and support!

The mission of VanderCook College of Music is to enrich the lives of present and future generations by developing uniquely skilled music teachers who exhibit strong character, professionalism, and a commitment to excellence.

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