An individualized program of study will be created by the Registrar and the Music Department for each student outlining the required Education and Music classes required for certification.

View the Course Catalog for Course Descriptions.

Required Courses

Course Number Course Name Credit

EDUC 501

Introduction to Special Education


EDUC 511

Learning and Cognition or CLEP Introduction to Educational Psychology


EDUC 512

Teaching English as a Second Language


EDUC 534

Child and Adolescent Development or CLEP Human Growth and Development


EDUC 603

Reading and Writing Across the Content Area


EDUC 502

Assessment and Evaluation


EDUC 504

Inclusive Education with Field Experience


EDUC 610

Student Teaching (do last & all PRAXIS must be passed**)


EDUC 620

Seminar in Student Teaching (take with EDUC 610)


** Make a formal application for student teaching between Dec. 15 to Jan. 15 if you plan to student teach the following fall or spring semester.

This certification requires field experience/observation hours, which are embedded in courses throughout this program.  For a list of courses requiring field observations, please view the College of Education Field Experience Observation Hours webpage.

Required tests for certification: Music: Content Knowledge #5113 and Fundamental Content Knowledge #0511/5511. Test requirements are subject to change; therefore candidates for certification are responsible for checking current PA test information prior to registering for tests.

Additional Coursework Needed in Music (see Music Dept.)

External Agencies have authority to impose new standards for certification before a student's program of study is completed.