Eastern University is committed to meeting the standards and competencies of the Pennsylvania Department of Education in all of our certificate programs. The successful completion of the Certification in Music program will prepare students to teach PK-12 music. This program can be combined with an MEd in Multicultural Education.

Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Delivery: 
    • The Education (EDUC) classes required for certification are 100% Online, with no required live online sessions except for the Student Teaching Seminar, which requires live online sessions. 
    • However, please note that all music (MUSI) courses and/or lessons are in-person on the St. Davids Campus and are offered in the evening, after normal school hours.
  • Length: Varies based on incoming credits and credit load per semester. Typically completed in 12-24 months.
  • Enrolling New Students: August, January, May, and June
  • Cost: View our affordable tuition rates. Receive a 20% Alumni Discount if you earned an undergraduate degree from EU!
  • Financial Aid: Discover our partner grantsmilitary benefits, and federal and state financial aid options that may be available to you

PA Certification Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements before being recommended for a PA certification in their certification area.

  • An exiting GPA of 3.0
  • Successful Completion of course requirements in their certification area
  • Successful Completion of PRAXIS II tests
  • Student Teaching in their certification area
  • Candidates must have an undergraduate major or the equivalent in the area of certification

Learn More: Why Eastern?

Please check the State Authorizations page to determine if Eastern University’s program fulfills your state credentialing requirements. Students who seek similar credentialing in states other than Pennsylvania are advised to contact the appropriate credentialing agency within their home state to seek information and additional guidance about credentialing in your state of residence. Additional state or local district requirements may exist for field placements in this state. Out-of-state student placements cannot be guaranteed by the program or the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. Students are responsible for following all state and local district requirements and regulations for their field placement.