Undergraduate Curriculum Overview
The WVU Music Education curriculum is comprehensive and will prepare students for a variety of teaching settings.
General Education Courses:
Courses that balance professional specialization in music, such as writing, humanities
and fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, and natural sciences and mathematics.
Content Area Courses: Courses that increase skills as a musician, such as principal performance studies,
ensembles, voice, piano, music theory (aural and written), music listening,
music history, conducting, and arranging
Education Courses: Courses that develop knowledge of teaching, learning, and schools, including
Introduction to Music Education and educational psychology
Pedagogy Courses: Courses that develop skills as a teacher and performer of various secondary instruments,
such as woodwinds, recorder, brass, guitar, strings, percussion, and voice
Methods Courses: Courses that develop skills as a teacher in each of the three major areas of
Music Education (instrumental music, vocal music, and general music), including
- Capstone Experience: A two-week preparatory seminar and a fourteen-week supervised teaching internship in K-12 schools requiring successful integration of the knowledge and demonstration of the skills acquired throughout the undergraduate experience