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Education: Post-Baccalaureate Advanced Certificate in Music (pre-K-12)
The Advanced Certificate Program is a non-degree program comprised of pedagogical courses mandated by the New York State Education Department for Initial Certification. Students will be guided through the pedagogical coursework and student teaching.  

The completion of this program takes two years and is typically 29–32 credits (depending on vocal or instrumental emphasis), but may be lower depending on the courses the individual student may have had at the undergraduate level (or another graduate program).

Requirements for Matriculation 

These requirements are in addition to the general requirements for matriculation.​​
1. Admi
ssion is open to applicants with a bachelor’s degree in music with a minimum B (3.0 of 4.0) cumulative undergraduate average, or a master’s degree in another area of music 
2. Results of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test are required. Click here for more details.
3. An interview may be required. An interview may be required


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 Admissions at a Glance

Fall Priority Deadline April 15
Rolling Admission untilMay 1
Spring Priority DeadlineFall only 

Letters of Reference 2
Essay  500 Words
PTE  68
GRE  Yes

Accepts Non-MatricNo

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