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MU-ADVCRT - Applied Music and MusicTeaching


Official Name of Program

Applied Music and MusicTeaching

Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

ADVCERPM - Advanced Certificate Post Master's



NYSED Program Code

25822 - MU-ADVCRT

CIP Code


The Advanced Certificate in Applied Music and Music Teaching offers students with a Ph.D., Ed.D, D.M.A., or in certain cases**, a Master’s degree in Music, a pathway to fulfill the required courses for music certification in New York Public School system. The program is designed to prepare students to apply for K-12 certification in New York State. Upon successful completion of additional certification requirements, including specified teacher examinations and workshops, candidates will be eligible to receive Initial Certification to teach music in New York State in grades K-12. Courses are offered in Pedagogical Methods, Music Pedagogy, along with School of Education topics. Students are supervised in their fieldwork and student teaching or internship by faculty members in the Department of Music, Multimedia, Theatre, and Dance. Once students have completed the program requirements as well as any outstanding requirements at the undergraduate level, along with the New York State Teaching Certification Exams (NYSTCE) and workshops**, they are eligible to apply for New York State Certification. Counseling is provided by the Graduate Advisers or Coordinators of the Department of Music, Multimedia, Theatre, and Dance and/or the School of Education.

To graduate, students must complete all the program requirements with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.

*The N.Y.S. Department of Education provides guidelines for required undergraduate coursework.

**As of 2019, there are three required New York State Teaching Certification Exams (NYSTCE) and three workshops.