Requirements for an M.Ed. With Endorsements in Music

Bachelor’s in Music, Master’s of Education in Five Years

Students who wish to certify to teach Music earn both a B.A. in Music and M.Ed. in PreK-12 Education in five years with an endorsement in either Instrumental or Choral/Vocal performance (see below).  Students complete the Music major with the additions and modifications outlined below.  Our Music faculty liaison to the College of Education is Professor Kevin Bartram (Pollard 132, 540-654-1934, kbartram@umw.edu).  Please note that these students will have formal affiliations and separate, but coordinated, advising with two colleges:  the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music as well as the College of Education.

UMW College of Education’s Description of PreK-12 Licensure

UMW College of Education’s Approved Program Checksheet for an Endorsement in Music

UMW College of Education Guidelines for Transfer Students Interested in an M.Ed. PreK-12 with an Endorsement in Music

UMW CAS Department of Music Listing of Music Major Requirements as well as Requirements for M.Ed. Pre-12 with an Endorsement in Music (B.A. Music Requirements (With M.Ed. Music Endorsement).

Students licensing in Instrumental Music preK-12 must meet the requirements of the music major as well as the following specific requirements: a) MUHL 368 History of Jazz, b) MUPR 347 Choral Conducting, c) MUPR 348 Instrumental Conducting, d) MUTH 369 Orchestration or MUTH 483 Composition, e) 7 credits of major performance courses, f) 7 credits of ensemble courses, and g) 5 credits of secondary performance courses specified by a Music Department advisor.

Students licensing in Vocal/Choral Music preK-12 must meet the requirements of the music major as well as the following specific requirements: a) MUHL 368 History of Jazz, b) MUPR 347 Choral Conducting, c) MUPR 348 Instrumental Conducting, d) MUTH 369 Orchestration or MUTH 483 Composition, e) 7 credits of major performance courses, f) 7 credits of ensemble courses, and g) 5 credits of secondary performance courses specified by a Music Department advisor.

To help you plan, we schedule these courses on the following rotation:

  1. MUHL 368 History of Jazz–every fall
  1. MUPR 348 Instrumental Conducting—(being offered right now, fall 2016) next offered fall 2018; thereafter, fall even years [prereqs MUTH 291-292]
  1. MUTH 483 Composition—(cancelled spring 2017), next offered spring 2019, spring odd years [prereqs MUTH 291-292]
  1. MUTH 369 Music Orchestration—next offered fall 2017; thereafter, fall odd years [prereqs MUTH 291-292]
  1. MUPR 347 Choral Conducting—(last offered spring 2016) next offered spring 2018; thereafter, spring even years [prereqs MUTH 291-292]

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