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Music Education P-12, B.Mus.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Bellingham, WA, United States
The Music Education P-12 Degree Program offered by Western Washington University is comprised of a comprehensive course of study in basic Music Theory, Music History, Conducting, and Music Education methods courses which lead to P-12 Certification as a Music Specialist.
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Overview

The Music Education P-12 major offered by Western Washington University must be accompanied by the Secondary Education Professional Program offered through Woodring College of Education.

Why Consider a Music Education P-12 Major?

A Music degree from Western Washington University is highly regarded in the profession. Western graduates become successful teachers, performers, composers and leaders in all fields of music. The strength of Western's Department of Music is its faculty's commitment to students and helping them achieve their goals and aspirations.

Sample Careers
  • Secondary School Choir Director
  • Secondary School Band Director
  • Secondary School Orchestra Director

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    142-148 credits minimum alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Technology for Music Educators
  • History of Music to 1600
  • History of Music 1600-1830
  • History of Music 1830-Present
  • Instrumental Conducting
  • Choral Conducting
  • General Music Education
  • Advanced Techniques in General Music Education
  • Music Teaching Practicum II (must be taken twice)
  • Advanced Choral Conducting
  • Advanced Instrumental Conducting

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

National students

  • The Freshman Application for Admission and Scholarships, including essay and activities list
  • $60 non-refundable application fee (fee waiver may be available)
  • Unofficial high school transcript or GED submitted electronically or by mail
  • Official ACT or SAT scores sent from the testing agency or your high school

International students

  • The International Student Application for Admission submitted by the application deadline
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • Official academic credentials
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21801 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21801 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6387 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6387 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 10-18 credits per quarter

Living costs for Bellingham

  • 1109 - 1690 USD/month
    Living Costs

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