The teacher certification program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in music education in a classroom setting and seeks to equip students to meet certification requirements in the public schools. This is a state-approved degree program for the state of Maryland. It provides a comprehensive K-12 study in preparation for graduates to teach in the public and private schools.
Students develop not only a comprehensive background in the study of traditional music, including theory, history, conducting, applied lessons, and performance, but also teaching skills through courses in the Seidel School of Education. Teacher Certification majors must complete a 100-hour internship that includes work in both elementary and secondary school classrooms in their last year of study. They must also pass the Praxis II exam (required of all Maryland-certified teachers) before graduation.
The Teacher Certification track is a professional degree track designed for students who wish to pursue careers in music education in a classroom setting.
Here you can find a complete list of courses required of all Teacher Certification majors. You can also view a sample four-year plan for a typical Teacher Certification student.
Do you have questions about our Teacher Certification track? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.