BMEd: Vocal (K-12)
Learn to inspire students as a music educator. Students in the Bachelor of Music Education (BMEd) program at Webster University are becoming influential teachers in elementary, middle and secondary school music programs.
All music education majors take courses in music theory and history, teaching pedagogy and techniques, applied music and teaching methods, as well as courses in the School of Education. At the end of classroom studies, seniors spend a semester student teaching and also have an opportunity to teach in a foreign country.
The BM in Education degree leads to certification from the State of Missouri to teach music in grades K-12. A Missouri teaching license is easily transported to other states through reciprocity agreements.
Dr. Trent Patterson leads this program with contributions from other full-time faculty members and master practitioners who bring extensive experience to methods and techniques classes.
(Note: As part of the Webster application process, students planning to major or minor in music will also audition with the department.)
Special Study Opportunities
World-renowned soprano Christine Brewer, an international performing artist, is Visiting Professor of Voice at Webster University. She conducts an annual series of lectures and master classes at the Webster Groves campus location.
Student teachers may request an eight-week teaching placement in The Hague (near the Webster University campus in Leiden) or in Vienna. Webster students are paired with a teacher in an American-style learning environment during their stay.