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Register for the Smithsonian Folkways World Music Pedagogy Certificate Course ($450)

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Register for the World Music Pedagogy Course online now


Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive documentation from the Smithsonian Institution that certifies specialized study in world music pedagogy, along with verification of 40 continuing education hours. 


Submit a payment of $450 to secure your place in the course


Payment Options
To pay for the course, you may mail a check or pay by credit card.


To pay by check: 

Make checks payable to West Virginia University and mail to: 


Janet Robbins

Smithsonian World Music Pedagogy

WVU School of Music

1436 Evansdale Drive

Morgantown, WV 26506-6111


To pay with a credit card: 

Call Janet Robbins at 304-216-8399 to arrange credit card processing. 


Note: Your registration in the course will be confirmed when payment is received. 


Optional registration for WVU Online Professional Development Credit ($219)

Participants registered for the World Music Pedagogy Certificate Course may also register for 3 credits of non-degree seeking graduate credit. MUSC 930 (PRDV: World Music Pedagogy 20).


Register for Professional Development for Teachers credit option


Note:  All teachers should check with both their county certification representative and the state certification office to verify requirements for salary enhancement/certification renewal.