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
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


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


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  


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