Subject Area Specializations

Full transfer credit will be awarded for courses in the following specializations based upon comparable prior credits earned.

Secondary Education

PreK-12 Education


The following endorsements are intended to improve a teacher's skills in a specialized area and can be added to existing Level I or Level II certificates.

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.

Required Program Courses

MUSC 118 Percussion Methods 2
MUSC 111A, B Written Theory I 4
MUSC 112 A,B Aural Skills I 2
MUSC 120 A,B Fundamentals of Vocal Technique 2
MUSC 118 Percussion Methods 2
MUSC 127 A,B Classical Piano or Applied Minor 4
MUSC (varies) Ensemble 1
MUSC 1-- Applied Major 4
MUSC 211 A,B Written Theory II 2
MUSC 212 A,B Aural Skills II 2
MUSC 213 A,B Keyboard Harmony 2
MUSC 115 A,B Conducting I 2
MUSC 215A Violin Methods 2
MUSC 215B Cello/Bass
MUSC 315D High Brass 1
MUSC 315E Low Brass 1
MUSC 2-- Applied Major 4
MUSC (varies) Applied Minor 6
MUSC (varies) Ensemble 3
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 318 A,B,C Vocal Literature 3
MUSC 322, 323 History of Music I,II 6
MUSC 3-- Applied Major 4
MUSC 412 Orchestration 2
MUSC 419 Conducting II 1
MUSC 421 Introduction to World Music 1
MUSC 4-- Applied Major 4
MUSC (varies) Senior Recital 0

General Requirements

EDUC 500 First Semester Certification Seminar 0

EDUC 000


Field Experience (190 clock hours minimum)

Practicum Block



EDUC 502 Multidisciplinary Foundations of Education 3
EDUC 523 Seminar: Psychology of Education 3
PSY 514 Human Development 3
R ED 526 Teaching Content Area Reading 3
S ED 507 Characteristics of Students with Disabilities 3
EDUC 411A Effective Instruction in Secondary and K-12 Education 3
S ED 511 Curriculum for Special Needs Learners (taken w/ Student teaching) 3
S ED 539 Behavior Management Approaches 3
EDUC 561 Methods, Materials and Assessment ESL 3
EDUC 442A-Q Student Teaching 3,3
EDUC 595A Student Teaching Seminar 1