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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).

Admissions at a Glance
Fall Deadline May 15
Spring Deadline December 1
Extended Deadline None
Letters of Reference 2
Essay 500 Words
PTE 68
Accepts Non-Matric No

Requirements for Matriculation

These requirements are in addition to the general requirements for matriculation.

  1. Admission 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. An interview may be required. An interview may be required