General Music with Teacher Licensure Overview

Those who desire a career as a music educator can receive Teacher Licensure through this concentration.

In addition to the core classes required of all Music majors, students enroll in advanced courses in Music Education and Methods. The Department of Music partners with the Bluefield College School of Education to provide all the courses required by the Virginia Department of Education. Students can receive Teacher Licensure for either Instrumental Music or Vocal/Choral Music. Careers as elementary music teachers, middle and/or high school choral directors, and band directors await the graduates of this concentration.

Career Opportunities

  • Elementary General Music Teacher
  • Middle/High School Choral Director
  • Middle/High School Band Director
  • Middle/High School Orchestra Director

The General Music concentration with Teacher Licensure is offered through the Music major.