An education concentration in the music program prepares you for entrance to the Teacher Preparation program at Longwood. You're still a music major, and you'll take all the courses of a music major, plus the requirements to get your teaching license.

Develop proficiency in voice or in instrumental studies, and acquire the skills necessary to communicate musical concepts. There are opportunities to observe and to teach in classroom situations to develop your professional teaching skills.

Career Paths

  • Teach music at the Elementary, Middle, or High School level
  • Pursue a masters degree in Music Education or Arts Administration

What You'll Study

Civitae Advantage

Music majors with a concentration in K-12 Music Education may count Civitae Core courses satisfying major requirements as also satisfying their respective Pillar and Perspectives requirements.  The following are the courses in this major that may be used in this way:

  • MUSC 225 is required to be taken to satisfy the Aesthetic Expression Pillar requirement
  • EDUC 245  is required to be taken to satisfy the Human Behavior and Social Institutions Pillar requirement
  • MUSC 331 is required to be taken to satisfy the Aesthetic Expression Perspectives requirement

Teacher Preparation Program Requirements

Bachelor of Music/Education -  Acceptance into the Teacher Preparation Program is required with the following:

  • Complete of MUSC 145, EDUC 245, and EDUC 260 with a grade of C or better
  • Passing score on Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA)
  • And a 3.0 GPA
  • Faculty Recommendations
  • Teacher Prep Modules