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

CORE COURSES (24 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Name Credit
EDUC 200 Foundations of Education 3
EDUC 201 Introduction to Special Education 3
EDUC 234 Child and Adolescent Development 3
EDUC 211 Educational Psychology 3
EDUC 301 Assessment and Evaluation 3
EDUC 384 Inclusive Education 3
EDUC 403 Reading Strategies for Middle and Secondary Content Areas 3
EDUC 412 Teaching English as a Second Language 3
EDUC 408 Education Seminar w/ Field Experience (110 hrs) 3

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES

Course Number Course Name Credit
EDUC 417 Multicultural Education 3
  (required for the BA/MEd 5-year program)  

MUSIC CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS (32 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Name Credit
MUSI 137/138 Vocal Diction I & II (Vocal Majors Only) 2
  Private Lessons in Student's Performing Medium  
MUSI 173/173L String Instruments I w/ Lab 1
MUSI 174/174L String Instruments II w/ Lab 1
MUSI 237/238 Vocal Diction III & IV (Vocal Majors Only) 2
MUSI 250 Music in World Cultures 3
MUSI 273/273L Woodwind Instruments I w/ Lab 1
MUSI 274/274L Woodwind Instruments II w/ Lab 1
MUSI 333/334 Elementary/Secondary Music Methods and Materials 6
MUSI 371/371L Brass Instruments I w/ Lab 1
MUSI 372/372L Brass Instruments II w/ Lab 1
MUSI 473/473L Percussion Instruments w/ Lab 1
MUSI 440 Senior Recital  

PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER (15 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Name Credit
EDUC 410 Student Teaching 12
EDUC 420 Seminar in Student Teaching 3