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Teacher Certification

Information for Students

Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in teacher certification programs (MEC, MEI, Organ B, Jazz B, Piano B, Strings B, Voice B, Winds C, Master of Music with Certification) should download the Teacher Certification Handbook and read carefully to understand the requirements. The handbook contains important information about the path to certification, including the work experience requirement, formal review, state requirements, and student teaching. All necessary forms are included in the handbook. Students should contact their assigned music education faculty advisor every semester to schedule an advising appointment.

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Documentation of Work Experience

Application for Admission to the Teacher Certification Program

Letter of Recommendation

Background Check Instructions

Bloodborne Pathogens Training Instructions

Criminal Background Affidavit

Student Teaching Placement

Student Teaching Personal Statement



Information for Mentor Teachers, Student Teachers, and University Supervisors

All documents related to Student Teaching are available at the link below.

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