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Certification in Music Education (K-12)

To be able to teach music in a Pennsylvania (PA) public school, students need to declare the first major in music (audition required) and elect a second major certification. In addition to completing requirements in their major, students need to fulfill the following requirements. 

Admissions & Retention Requirements

Course Requirements

Course Number Course Name Credit

Core Courses (24 credits)

EDU 200*

Social and Philosophical Foundations of Modern Education

3

EDU 201*

Introduction to Special Education

3

EDU 205 or EDU 209

Child Development or Adolescent Development

3

EDU 211

Educational Psychology

3

EDU 301

Evaluation and Assessment of Students In Inclusive Settings

3

EDU 384

Inclusive Education

3

EDU 403

Reading Strategies for Middle and Secondary Content Areas

3

EDU 412

Teaching English as a Second Language

3

Recommended Electives

EDU 417

Multicultural Education (required for the BA/M.Ed 5-year program)

3

BKIN 201

First Aid

3

Music Certification Requirements (32 credits)

MUS 137, 138

Vocal Diction I & II (Vocal Majors Only)

1, 1

Applied Major

Private Lessons in Student's Performing Medium

14

MUS 173, 173L, 174, 174L

String Instruments I & II with Labs

1, 1

MUS 237, 238

Vocal Diction III & IV (Vocal Majors Only)

1, 1

MUS 250

Music in World Cultures

3

MUS 273, 273L, 274, 274L

Woodwind Instruments I & II with Labs

1, 1

MUS 333, 334

Elementary/Secondary Music Methods and Materials

3, 3

MUS 371, 371L, 372, 372L

Brass Instruments I & II with Labs

1, 1

MUS 473, 473 L

Percussion Instruments with Lab

1

MUS 440

Senior Recital

0

Professional Semester (15 credits)

EDU 410

Student Teaching

12

EDU 420

Practicum

3

*At least 20 hours of required urban observation can occur in any of these three courses.

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