BMEd in Music Education: Instrumental (K-12)

Outstanding programs abound for students who wish to teach in elementary, middle, or secondary school music programs.

Students pursuing a B.M.Ed. follow a curriculum designed to meet and exceed certification requirements in choral or instrumental music in Missouri's K-12 public and private schools.

The program combines music courses -- academics, applied music, ensembles and methodology -- teacher education and the liberal arts. Webster students have many opportunities for field experiences in several St. Louis area school systems, working directly with outstanding educational specialists.

Senior-year student teaching may be taken through Webster's campus in Vienna, Austria, providing a unique international experience. Graduate students may elect to an emphasis in Orff or Kodaly Studies as part of their program.

Dr. Kathryn Smith Bowers, director of music education, is a recognized authority in teaching choral conducting and rhythmic movement. Webster sponsors music education workshops each summer, including a nationally recognized Orff-Schulwerk and Kodaly certification course.

The Piano Proficiency Examination is a practical examination to measure whether students have mastered skills necessary for successful music teaching. Piano proficiency must be completed before beginning apprentice teaching. Music education majors must be able to play accompaniments to instrumental and choral music from collections of intermediate difficulty used in public schools.

If you plan on majoring in art, dance, music, or theatre, you must complete a portfolio review or audition as part of your application to Webster.

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