Certificate in Music Education

General Information

The 31-unit Single Subject Matter Preparation Program in Music is a sequence of courses designed to prepare music students to become successful music teachers in K-12 school settings. Students receive education in a variety of musical disciplines and pedagogical approaches, including choral, instrumental, general, and world music. The program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. All music students may take the Subject Matter Preparation Program courses although, in order for students to obtain documentation of completing the program, they must take every course within the program.

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Do you have questions about the music education curriculum? Contact Dr. John Eros, advisor for Music Education.

Certificate Unit-Outline [31 units]

Secondary Techniques

Six (6) units in performance and pedagogy of standard orchestral instruments, voice, and guitar are required:

Conducting

Six (6) units of developmental basic skills in conducting, as well as more specific skills for choral and instrumental settings are required:

Music Education Core Courses

The following ten (10) units are required of all music education students:

Music Teaching and Learning

These required nine (9) units focus on specific disciplines within music teaching and learning. They are designed to prepare future music educators to teach in a variety of K-12 areas, including instrumental, choral, and elementary music teaching settings.