Graduate Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Music

About the program

Target audience

This teacher certification program, in the field of music for all grades (P-12), is offered through the College of Education in partnership with the College of Liberal Arts (Department of Art, Music and Theatre).  This post-bac program is designed for individuals who hold an undergraduate or graduate degree in music and want to become music teachers.

Timing

Individuals can start this program in any semester.  There is no firm application deadline but we encourage applicants to apply as early as possible.

Questions

All admissions questions about the letter of intent, initial disposition assessments, GACE testing and exemptions, and the background check or employment verification form should be directed to Greg Dziuban, College of Education graduate admissions coordinator, at 912-344-2568 or greg.dziuban@armstrong.edu.

All admissions questions about the application, application fee, transcripts, immunizations and lawful presence should be directed to Graduate Admissions at 912-344-2798 or graduate@armstrong.edu.

All questions about the program and sufficient academic preparation should be directed to the Department of Art, Music and Theatre at 912-344-2556 or tom.cato@armstrong.edu.

Required courses

The program of study consists of eight (8) required courses totaling 24 semester hours.  Coursework consists of professional education classes, music education courses and an internship.

Professional Education Courses (11 hours)

EDUC 6000 - Professional Orientation to Teaching ........................................................ 3 … online

EDUC 6100 - Technology Applications for Teachers ...................................................... 2

EDUC 6200 - Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment  …………................................... 3

EDUC 6300 - Students with Disabilities …………………………………….……………..... 3 … online

Music Education Courses (9 hours)

MUSC 5300G – Curriculum and Methods in General Music …………… ….................... 3

MUSC 5330G – Choral Methods or MUSC 5340 – Band Methods ………...................... 3

MUSC 5430G – Technology in Music ………………………………………........................ 3

Internship (4 hours)

MUSC 6750 - Graduate Internship .................................. 4

TOTAL                                        24 hours

A full-time, semester-long, field-based graduate internship (student teaching) is under the tutelage of a university supervisor.  This internship cannot begin until all other required courses have been completed.

EDUC face-to-face courses are offered at night.  MUSC 5300 is offered 4:30 – 7:15 p.m. in fall semesters, only. Other MUSC courses are offered in the daytime only.  Not all courses are offered every semester.  For example, the internship is offered only during the fall and spring semesters and during the day – when schools are in session.