Do you have a love for music? Have you considered sharing this love for music?
Our music certification program provides professional musical training and pedagogical instruction to prepare you to work in elementary and high school settings. Courses emphasize pedagogical/musical skills, curricular development, and assessment.
Music education majors are eligible for Pennsylvania teacher certification in music PK-12 (vocal/general and instrumental), Professional memberships available through the National Association for Music Education (MENC) and the Pennsylvania Music Education Association (PMEA).
Teacher certification requires a minimum GPA of 3.0, completion of student teaching experiences in elementary K-6 and secondary 7-12 placements, and passing of PRAXIS tests.
Required Program Courses
|Musicianship and Performance (if not met previously)
|MUSC 111A, B||Written Theory I||4|
|MUSC 112 A,B||Aural Skills I||2|
|MUSC 115 A,B||Conducting I||2|
|MUSC 211 A,B||Written Theory II||2|
|MUSC 212 A,B||Aural Skills II||2|
|MUSC 213 A,B||Keyboard Harmony||2|
|MUSC 309||Form and Analysis||3|
|MUSC 322, 323||History of Music I,II||3,3|
|MUSC 419||Conducting II||1|
|MUSC 421||Introduction to World Music||1|
|MUSC xxx||Applied Minor|
|MUSC xxx||Applied Major|
|Music Education Component|
|MUSC 118||Percussion Methods||2|
|MUSC 120 A,B||Fundamentals of Vocal Technique||2|
|MUSC 215A||Violin Methods||2|
|MUSC 220A,B||Vocal Pedagogy (for Vocal Music majors)||2|
|MUSC 303 A,B||Woodwinds I,II||2|
|MUSC 311B||Music in the Elementary School||2|
|MUSC 312||Music in the Secondary School||2|
|MUSC 315C||Instrumental Lab||0|
|MUSC 315D||High Brass||1|
|MUSC 315E||Low Brass||1|