Designed for practicing music educators wishing to increase their knowledge of music education research, background, and theory to refine their practice, the Certificate in Music Teaching and Learning is a 12-hour post-baccalaureate program that can be completed in as little as one academic year through online asynchronous study. The Certificate in Music Teaching and Learning may be attractive to students who are interested in pursuing post-baccalaureate study but aren’t yet ready or able to commit to the 31-hour Master’s degree. The credits earned toward this Certificate can later be applied toward a Master’s degree, should the student later choose to pursue the degree.
The program includes twelve hours from the core courses for the Master of Music in Music Education, including Research Methods, Music Curricula, Psychology of Music, and History and Philosophy of Music Education.
In addition to the requirements for admission to the UTC Graduate School, a student wishing to obtain the Post- Baccalaureate Certificate in Music Teaching and Learning should have a Bachelor’s degree in Music, any concentration. The student must write a letter of application stating the applicant’s goals for graduate study in Music Education.