Choral Music, General Music, and Instrumental Music Endorsements
Students taking this major must apply and be fully admitted to the Teacher Certification Program through the College of Education and Professional Studies. In addition to the degree requirements of the Bachelor of Music: Music Education Major, students must also successfully complete the Professional Education Program housed in the School of Education.
All students majoring in music education will be reviewed and counseled by the Music Education Committee at the end of the sophomore year. The purpose of these reviews is to assist the student in developing all the skills necessary to be an effective music educator.
In order to receive departmental approval to student teach, the student must receive a satisfactory evaluation in all areas of music study. All music education majors must pass the required piano proficiency examination prior to application for student teaching.
This major satisfies the requirements for the Washington Residency Teacher Certificate with endorsements in Choral Music (K-12), General Music (K-12), and Instrumental Music (K-12) as established by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). To qualify for student teaching, the following courses must be completed: MUS 323, MUS 325, MUS 329, MUS 341, and MUS 342. Students completing the program requirements (including passing the edTPA during student teaching and the WEST-E in each endorsement area) will be recommended to OSPI for certification.