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Music Education, BME

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Westerville, OH, United States
This Music Education program from Otterbein University leads to Music Multi-Age licensure and prepares you for teaching instrumental and vocal music in the public and private schools, grades preK-12. Students will select either a choral/general emphasis, or an instrumental/general emphasis.
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Overview

In addition to the common core of musicianship and general studies, the musician electing a career in school-based teaching must develop competencies in professional education and in specific areas of musicianship.

This Music Education program from Otterbein University also may qualify you to apply for graduate study in music or music education.

Ohio Collegiate Music Educators Association

Otterbein’s chapter of the Ohio Collegiate Music Educators Association (OCMEA) is one of the largest in the state. Music Education majors are required to join this organization to fulfill their course requirements. This organization is the collegiate “arm” of the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) and the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), and is open to all music majors, but is geared toward enhancing the music education curriculum.

OCMEA coordinates several opportunities throughout the year to take lessons learned in the classroom and convert them into applicable teaching experiences. Projects have included teaching music workshops at Harrison Street Elementary School and preparing a lessons and activities book to accompany the Westerville Symphony’s Young People’s Concerts.

Otterbein Future Music Teachers Association

Otterbein has a chapter of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) called OFMTA (Otterbein Future Music Teachers Assocation). The national group was formed to give independent music teachers a resource for networking and to provide professional opportunities and further training. Students who are currently teaching private lessons on any instrument or voice or would like to get started are invited to join the group. For more information, please contact Nick Ross.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Theory 
  • Aural Skills 
  • Guitar Methods
  • Percussion Methods
  • Exploring the Digital Arts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Common Application, including essay.
  • $50 Application fee.
  • Official transcripts/documents for four years of high school/secondary school (grades 9-12).
  • Official Bank Statement(s) and Sponsor Guarantee form.
  • Copy of passport and current visa (if applicable).
  • All test scores must be reported directly from the testing center.
  • Foreign language documents must be translated into English by the issuing institution, a certified translator or English teacher.
  • SAT and ACT test scores and letters of recommendation are optional and may be submitted if they strengthen your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32624 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32624 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Westerville

  • 1189 - 1970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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