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BM in Music Education

The mission of the WVU Music Education program is to raise the status of music education regionally and nationally through cultivation of highly effective practice and relevant knowledge in undergraduate students, graduate students, and in-service music educators. Students who successfully complete the WVU Music Education curriculum and all tests required by the West Virginia Department of Education will be qualified for a professional certificate, Birth – Adult Music, that will enable them to teach instrumental, vocal, and general music in West Virginia schools.

Undergraduate Curriculum Overview

The WVU Music Education curriculum is comprehensive and will prepare students for a variety of teaching settings.

Music Education and Performance

This optional program can be arranged for outstanding students who desire to meet the requirements of majors in both Music Education and Performance. Admission to this rigorous program is by written consent of the Coordinator of Music Education and the Coordinator of the appropriate Performance area after the student has completed two semesters.