Certification in Music Education (K-12)

Eastern University's BS in Music Education Certification program prepares excellent teachers and educational practitioners who can serve in a variety of school settings. Students are trained to communicate effectively, think critically, embrace cultural and linguistic diversity, utilize technology appropriately, practice inclusive interventions, learn independently and collaboratively, and serve competently in their chosen field. This program is designed for students who are interested in obtaining the Certification in Music Education (PK-12).

Admissions & Retention Requirements

Course Requirements

CORE COURSES (24 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Name Credit
EDUC 200W 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 String Methods 2
MUSI 237/238 Vocal Diction III & IV (Vocal Majors Only) 2
MUSI 250 Music in World Cultures 3
MUSI 273 Woodwind Methods 2
MUSI 333/334 Elementary/Secondary Music Methods and Materials 6
MUSI 371 Brass Methods 2
MUSI 473 Percussion Methods 2
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

Certification Praxis Test: Music Content Knowledge (5113)

Please reference the following link for Information on Applying to Student Teach, Student Teaching Placements, and for Field Experience