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Music Education

If you successfully complete this program (and all tests required by the West Virginia Department of Education), you’ll qualify for a Birth–Adult Music professional certificate that allows you to teach instrumental, vocal and general music in West Virginia schools.

Description

What is Music Education at WVU like?

Description

Students successfully completing the Music Education curriculum and all tests required by the West Virginia Department of Education will be qualified for a professional certificate, grades birth through adult, which allows them to teach instrumental, vocal and general music in West Virginia public schools.

The curriculum is comprehensive and will prepare you for a variety of teaching settings. Courses include content area, education, pedagogy, methods and General Education Foundations courses, as well as a capstone experience that consists of a two-week preparatory seminar and a 14-week supervised teaching internship in K-12 schools.

All interested students must apply to the University and audition for the School of Music for acceptance.

At a Glance

Opportunities

What makes Music Education at WVU unique?


Research and Academic Opportunities

  • The Evansdale Library is just a short walk from the Creative Arts Center and houses printed and sound music resources.
  • Courses include applied (private) lessons and a wide variety of performance opportunities, both in large ensembles (band, orchestra, choral, jazz, and opera) and smaller chamber ensembles (string, brass, woodwind, percussion, vocal, jazz, and world music).

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Careers

What can you do with a degree in Music Education?

Graduates teach at the public school elementary and/or secondary levels or attend graduate school for music education.

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Music Education major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.

Employers

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Courses

What are the courses like in Music Education at WVU?

Major Map

Check out the course requirements and suggested plan of study for WVU's Music Education major.

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For a program overview, learning goals and course descriptions, visit the course catalog.

Popular Courses

MUSC 380:
Instrumental Methods and Technology Applications

Methods, materials, and administration of K-12 instrumental music programs and application of instructional technology. Bi-weekly laboratory.

MUSC 381:
Choral Music Methods and Technology Applications

Methods, materials, and administration of K-12 choral music programs and application of instructional technology. Bi-weekly laboratory.

MUSC 382:
General Music Methods and Technology Applications

Methods, materials, curriculum, and technology applications for elementary general music programs. Weekly practicum (arranged).

Cost

How much does Music Education at WVU cost?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2018-19 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $407
Per Semester $4,884
Fall and Spring Semesters $9,768
Non-Resident
Per Credit $1,096
Per Semester $13,152
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,304
International
Per Credit $1,096
Per Semester $13,452
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,904
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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU.

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Music Education at WVU?

University Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Music Education major, you must first meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2018-19 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

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