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A Sound Investment

Graduate Programs

Master of Music Education

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

Master's & Certification

Earn your MMEd 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!

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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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