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Department of Music Academic ProgramsB.M. Music Education

Do you love music? Are you passionate about working with students and about music teaching and learning? Can you envision yourself as a music educator? Music Education at ODU is for you!

The ODU Bachelor of Music, Music Education degree program provides comprehensive preparation for the pre-service music educator. Multiple observation, practicum and internship field experiences allow the student to build upon the superb pedagogical, applied and ensemble performance foundation required throughout the curriculum. Contact Dr. Douglas Owens, Music Education Undergraduate Program Advisor for additional information.

BM Music, Music Education: Instrumental Concentration

View the official BM Music Education degree requirements in the ODU Catalog.

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Instrumental Areas include:

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BM Music, Music Education: Vocal, Keyboard, Guitar Concentration

View the official BM Music Education degree requirements in the ODU Catalog.

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Vocal/Choral Areas include:

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Dual Instrumental and Vocal Certification

Interested students may receive Dual Certification (in both instrumental and vocal music education) by completing an additional year of study. The student teaching experience in this program will be a half semester of vocal teaching and a half semester of instrumental teaching. Students interested in Dual Certification should be advised by the department's music education specialist as early in their degree program as possible.

See what this degree is all about! View the Dual Certification requirements in the ODU Catalog.

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Post Baccalaureate Endorsement Program

Participation in the Post-Baccalaureate Endorsement Program allows those graduates with prior music degrees an opportunity to earn the Virginia Educator Licensure in Music Education. Complete infomration is at the links below. Contact Dr. Douglas Owens for additional information.

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