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Students completing the Bachelor of Music, Music Education degree will be recommended for the appropriate license to teach music in the public schools. Concentrations are available in vocal or instrumental music for grades PreK-12. Music Education graduates that complete the approved teacher education program (including the Teacher Candidate Internship) are eligible for teaching licensure from the Virginia Department of Education, which is reciprocal in 47 states. 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.
Excellent job placement, 100% of ODU Music Education graduates seeking employment in 2017, 2018 and 2019 found employment as music educators.
Excellent academic support.
Multiple opportunities to gain in-school teaching experience .
Outstanding and highly experienced faculty.
Graduates from this major have gone to work at
Required prior to student teaching for all students in music education. Focuses on materials and methods of vocal and general instruction for elementary music classrooms. |offered fall semesters) Prerequisites: MUSC 300. Pre- or corequisite: MUSC 402.
Required prior to the Teacher Candidate Internship |student teaching) for all students in music education with voice, keyboard or guitar concentration. Focuses on methods of vocal instruction, materials and rehearsal methods for secondary vocal classroom settings. |offered spring semesters) Prerequisite: MUSC 300 |or TLED 301 completed prior to fall 2015); or TLED 290. Pre- or corequisite: MUSC 404.
Required prior to the Teacher Candidate Internship (student teaching) for all students in music education with an instrumental music concentration. Focuses on methods of instruction, materials and rehearsal methods for secondary instrumental classrooms. (offered spring semesters) Prerequisites: MUSC 300. Pre- or corequisite: MUSC 408.
Students entering the Bachelor of Music program in Music Education should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
The application to ODU, the music performance audition application, the music performance audition, the music education interview, and the music theory placement test are required for admission consideration.
paper based: 550, internet based 79
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid
To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to ODU.
Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.
Multiple scholarships exist; the music performance audition is required for scholarship consideration. The music scholarships are listed at here.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
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At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.