Bachelor of Music in Music Education

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education program provides the training to become a certified teacher of either vocal or instrumental music, grades K through 12, in the District of Columbia. This teaching certificate is reciprocal to more than 30 other states in the United States.

The Instrumental Emphasis program prepares students for work as Band Directors while the Vocal Emphasis program prepares students as Choral Directors.

Student Teaching is required in the final semester, and only after all major work has been completed. The following pre-requisites must be completed prior to student teaching:

  • Students must pass Praxis I examination
  • Students who are not piano minors must pass the Piano Proficiency examination prior to their 7th semester, and in order to achieve Senior classification.
  • An average of "B" must be achieved in all Music Education and Education courses.

Benita Gladney, D.M.A., Coordinator

Dr Gladney and students

Dr. Benita Gladney and a few of her music education students