Music, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Music (Preschool-Grade 12) - Graduate

Program Requirements

Teaching Field Requirements
Music Education Core
Applied Music
MUAP 121Applied Music I2
MUAP 122Applied Music II2
MUAP 223Applied Music III2
MUAP 224Applied Music IV2
Theory/Aural Skills
MUCP 101Theory I3
MUCP 102Theory II3
MUCP 103Aural Skills I1
MUCP 104Aural Skills II1
MUCP 201Theory III3
MUCP 202Theory IV3
MUCP 203Aural Skills III1
MUCP 204Aural Skills IV1
World Music/Music History/Computer Technology/Conducting
MUHS 106Diverse Worlds of Music3
MUHS 307Music in Time, Place and Ideas: Up to 17003
MUHS 308Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1700-18903
MUPR 335Elementary Conducting2
MUTC 101Music and Computer Technology I3
MUHS 407Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present3
or MUHS 409 Honors - Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present
Complete six of the following:3
Montclair State University Chorale
Montclair State University Singers
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Jazz Ensemble
Primary Instrument Requirement
Select one of the following based on primary instrument:2-4
Option A
Keyboard Musicianship I
Keyboard Musicianship II
Keyboard Musicianship III
Keyboard Musicianship IV
Option B
Keyboard Harmony I
Keyboard Harmony II
Music Education Requirements
Classroom Methods/Practicum/Conducting
MUED 435Conducting for Music Educators2
MUED 556Teaching Methods for the Elementary Music Class3
MUED 557Teaching Methods for Music in the Secondary Schools3
Instrumental Techniques
MUED 105Instrumental Techniques: Strings I1
or MUED 106 Instrumental Techniques: Strings II
MUED 304Instrumental Techniques: Brass I1
or MUED 305 Instrumental Techniques: Brass II
MUED 307Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds I1
or MUED 308 Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds II
MUED 306Percussion Instruments1
Choral/Instrumental Methods
MUED 419Choral Methods3
or MUED 420 Instrumental Methods
Jazz Improvisation
MUPR 410Beginning Jazz Improvisation1
Secondary Instrument/Marching Band
Select one requirement from the following depending on primary instrument:1-2
Guitar or Instrumental
Secondary Instrument Voice I
Marching Band Techniques
Secondary Instrument Voice I
Secondary Instrument Guitar I
Marching Band Techniques
Secondary Instrument Guitar I
Total Credits63-66
Additional Requirements for State Certification
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement 13
Physiology and Hygiene
Pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagogy or have the Undergraduate equivalent course approved by advisor.
Educational Psychology
EDFD 582Learning Theories3
or PSYC 560 Advanced Educational Psychology
Graduate Professional Sequence
Introductory Sequence
EDFD 505Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling3
or SASE 505 Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling
SASE 518Technology Integration in the Classroom1
Diversity and Instructional Sequence
EDFD 509Sociocultural Perspectives on Curriculum and Assessment3
or SASE 509 Sociocultural Perspectives on Curriculum and Assessment
EDFD 516Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners1
or SASE 516 Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners
SASE 517Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools 21
READ 501Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School3
EDFD 519Assessment for Authentic Learning3
or SASE 519 Assessment for Authentic Learning
Pedagogical Sequence I
SASE 526Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 527Clinical Practice I3
Pedagogical Sequence II
SASE 514In-Service Graduate Clinical Practice II 36
or SASE 529 Clinical Practice II
SASE 543Advanced Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
Total Credits36

Additional Requirements for State Certification

The following additional requirements must be met prior to student teaching. Upon admission to the program, the student's submitted transcripts are evaluated to determine if any of these requirements have been fulfilled by previous coursework. In such cases, the requirement(s) appears on the degree audit as being waived.

  • CMST 101 or Speech Challenge Exam or documented & approved experience
  • Physiology & Hygiene - free test at county office of education or BIOL/HLTH course
  • Educational Psychology - EDFD 582 or PSYC 560
  • Psychology or equivalent undergraduate course work

Note: Certification requirements are subject to change.