Music education at WVU is unusually comprehensive and prepares graduates for a wide variety of teaching settings. Upon completion of the program, graduates receive a bachelor’s degree in music and West Virginia Birth–Adult teaching certification.
This degree allows graduates to pursue various career opportunities on both the elementary and secondary school levels.
Sample Course Schedules
Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.
Freshman YearMUSC 138 Voice Class 1 MUSC 161 Aural Theory 1 MUSC 162 Written Theory 1 MUSC 191 First-Year Seminar - CCA MUSC 130 Piano Class Level 0
Senior YearMUSC 491 Professional Field Experience C&I 491 Prof Fld Expr:Student Teaching MUSC 487 Student Teaching Seminar MUSC 351 Chmbr Musc: Percussion 1 MUSC 356 Chamber Music: African
By the Numbers
Facts and figures that make this major unique:
- WVU has a full-time teaching position placement rate of nearly 100% for non-placebound Music Education graduates.
- Average class size in the School of Music is 15.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.