Bachelor of Music in Education
For Music Education Students
Planning Grid (pdf)
Music Education Program Timeline
Obligations in Professional Education
Good Standing - Status
NOTE: Once you have been accepted into the Teacher Preparation Program you will be able to access a great deal of additional information on the OPS Canvas page. Also, you will receive important reminders from OPS. It is in your best interest to get into the Teacher Preparation Program as soon as possible.
Application for Admission to the Teacher Preparation
- Immediately !
Apply to the program during your first semester at Longwood, so that you will be on the OPS radar and receive important information. You will not be fully accepted until you meet all the requirements. Music students must be admitted to teacher preparation by the end of the sophomoreyear in order to complete the program in a timely manner. Think of the sophomore promotional and acceptance into teacher preparation as your rite of passage to upper level status.
Link to the VCLA (Virginia Communications and Literacy Assessment) test
Link to the Math Praxis test
Application for Music Practicum Placement
- October 1
Be sure to read the application form carefully and answer the questions accurately. For Secondary (MUSC346), you must specify choral or instrumental. For Elementary (MUSC345), it will be general.
Other documentation required for Practicum placement:
Criminal background check
Be sure to take care of all three of these and submit the appropriate documentation on your Canvas page immediately after you finish your application.
Application for Student Teaching
- One year prior to student-teaching placement
This application must be submitted at least one full year before the student-teaching semester.
All further materials must be completed and submitted by
December 1 for spring placement
July 1 for fall placement
OPS WILL MAKE NO EXCEPTIONS!