Music Education

Music education

teacher teaching guitar to student

MUSIC EDUCATION OVERVIEW

Music Education at the WMU School of Music is a four-year bachelor's degree program that emphasizes a solid foundation in music performance and field-based learning experiences.

  • Music education majors complete the same musical education as performance majors during their first two years.
  • In their junior and senior years, students focus on music education by and teaching young students.
  • WMU partners with area school districts to provide practicum experiences in each music education methods class.
  • Students serve as instructors in the Saturday Music Lab as part of their coursework.

For information regarding music education please contact the School of Music at (269) 387-4667 or Ken Smith.

COURSES WITH CLINICAL EXPERIENCES

Please note: You must complete your background check prior to any clinical experience.

MUS 1800 Experiencing Music Education

Six contact hours. This clinical experience is part of the course requirements. There is not an application because you will register yourself for the course. 

MUS 2480 Teaching and Learning Music 

Twenty seven contact hours.This clinical experience is part of the course requirements. There is not an application because you will register yourself for the course.  

MUS 3360 and 3400 Choral and General Methods OR MUS 3440 and 3470 Instrumental Methods I and II

Contact hours vary. This clinical experience is part of the course requirements. There is not an application because you will register yourself for the course. 

ED 4750 Intern Teaching

Full time in a classroom. Apply one year ahead in Tk20. The Office of Clinical Experiences will register you for this course. You may NOT register yourself. See deadlines for dates.