Beginning Fall 2015, Central Christian College will offer a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Music Education. The degree, recently approved by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), will focus on the development of musicianship and teacher education while upholding the College's unique mission to provide a "Christ-Centered Education for Character." Music Professor Brett Janssen and Chair of the Education Department Staci Horton are eager to initiate the program and are looking forward to training a new generation of teachers prepared to instill an appreciation for music into the lives of the modern student. Unlike many other programs, this program was strategically designed to highlight the role of technology as it relates to music. This aspect of the program was specifically applauded by the Kansas State Department of Education and is a role that Central Christian College is uniquely designed to address with the resources of the Contemporary Christian Music program and recording studios already housed at the College. Recruiting for the new program will begin immediately. Scholarships are available. Perspective students are invited to contact the admissions office at
In addition to the new Music Education program, the music department of the College also offers a number of other majors including Worship Arts, Contemporary Christian Music, Piano Performance, Vocal Performance, and General Music. The College also offers 40 other majors and programs of study, including accelerated and online degrees. Central Christian College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and has been an active member of the McPherson community since 1914. Prior to becoming a four-year institution in 2000, Central Christian College was the oldest junior college in the state of Kansas. Currently, over 1,000 students attend Central Christian College classes through both traditional and non-traditional offerings.