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Music (Music Education Secondary) and Post-Degree Teacher Certification

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Program Information

School:University of Victoria
Faculty:Fine Arts
Field of Study:Music Teacher Education
Description:For those who wish to teach music in the public schools, this is the appropriate major. It is jointly administered by the School of Music and the Faculty of Education. In order to teach in the public schools of British Columbia, one must complete both the four-year bachelor's degree and a fifth "certification" or "professional" year in a Faculty of Education. Students who complete the Bachelor of Music with a major in Music Education are guaranteed acceptance to the professional year at UVic. This major, more than any other, offers excellent prospects for a career for its graduates; in fact, of the approximately 200 students who have completed both the B. Mus. and the professional year, all those who have sought employment in the public schools have been successful.

The Music Education major is offered with two options: Secondary (Instrumental) and Secondary (Choral). Students following the Instrumental option can expect to be music specialists: that is, most will not be required to teach subjects other than music; they will be high school band directors and will teach related subjects. The Choral option does provide for a second teaching area, since choral programs are less numerous in the B.C. Schools. The major in Music Education Elementary is no longer offered.
URL:Music (Music Education Secondary) and Post-Degree Teacher Certification at University of Victoria
Length:6 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,428
International: $22,783

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •   English 

An audition and an interview are also required.

Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 10, 2018