Music Therapy Certificate - Graduate

This program leads to the qualification to sit for the examination to become a Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC). (For students with a bachelor's degree in areas other than music, this is prerequisite to matriculation in graduate work.)

The following coursework or the equivalent is needed to complete the necessary requirements for the Music Therapy certificate; requirements in primary and secondary instruments and theory (*) are determined at the audition; requirements for courses marked (-) are determined according to the needs of individual students; other requirements are taken from the transcript and discussed with the student.

For further information: Cali School of Music; Academic Program Information

Program Requirements

Complete the following with a minimum 2.50 GPA.

General Education
MUTH 430Guided Imagery and Music (GIM)1
MUTH 510Group Music Therapy Experience1.5
PEGN 271Social Dance1
PSYC 220Introduction to Statistical Methods in Psychology4
Professional Sequence
MUTH 100Introduction to Music Therapy2
MUTH 110Therapy and Observation Skills for Music Therapy2
MUTH 115Music Therapy Practicum I1
MUTH 200Methods and Materials in Music Therapy2
MUTH 205Music Therapy Practicum II1
MUTH 310Music Therapy with Children3
MUTH 315Music Therapy Practicum III1
MUTH 320Psychological Foundations of Music I3
MUTH 325Music Therapy Practicum IV1
MUTH 410Music Therapy with Adults3
MUTH 415Music Therapy Practicum V1
MUTH 420Psychological Foundations of Music II3
MUTH 425Music Therapy Practicum VI1
MUTH 495Internship in Music Therapy1
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 201Child Psychology3
PSYC 235Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth3
PSYC 365Abnormal Psychology3
General Music
Course must be completed a minimum of 4 times.2
Secondary Instrument Guitar I
Course must be completed a minimum of 4 times.2
Secondary Instrument Guitar II
MUAP 121Applied Music I2
MUAP 122Applied Music II2
MUAP 223Applied Music III2
MUAP 224Applied Music IV2
MUAP 315Applied Music V1
MUAP 316Applied Music VI1
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
MUCP 241Musical Composition2
MUED 306Percussion Instruments1
MUHS 106Diverse Worlds of Music3
MUHS 307Music in Time, Place and Ideas: Up to 17003
MUHS 308Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1700-18903
MUHS 407Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present3
MUTC 101Music and Computer Technology I3
MUTH 306Piano Accompanying Techniques for the Music Therapist1
MUTH 307Piano Improvisation for the Music Therapist1
MUED 435Conducting for Music Educators2
or MUPR 335 Elementary Conducting
Select one of the following options:4
Option 1
Keyboard Musicianship I
Keyboard Musicianship II
Keyboard Musicianship III
Keyboard Musicianship IV
Option 2
Secondary Instrument Voice I
Secondary Instrument Voice II
Keyboard Harmony I
Keyboard Harmony II
Ensembles
Select one of the following depending on major area of study:4
Guitar
Chamber Ensemble
Select 1 credit from the following:
Montclair State University Singers
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Jazz Ensemble
Choir for Guitar
Montclair State University Chorale (3 credits)
Keyboard
Choir for Keyboard
Montclair State University Chorale (3 credits)
Chamber Ensemble
Select 1 credit from the following:
Montclair State University Singers
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Jazz Ensemble
Brass
Orchestra/Band
Select 3 credits from the following:
Orchestra
Band
Chamber/Ensemble
Select 1 credit from the following:
Montclair State University Singers
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Jazz Ensemble
Voice
Choir for Voice
Montclair State University Chorale (3 credits)
Chamber Ensemble
Select 1 credit from the following:
Montclair State University Singers
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Jazz Ensemble
Practicum
MUPR 139Performance Practicum 10
Total Credits104.5
1

Course must be completed a minimum of 8 times. There is no credit associated with this course.