The Certificate in Music provides comprehensive
training for a music education specialist in an area
of professional interest and/or need. The program
is designed to assist music educators in securing
focused, advanced study in a personal area of choice.
The certificate may be earned separately from, or
in conjunction with, the Master
of Science in music education. (It does not provide
Maryland teaching licensure. Applicants seeking Maryland
teaching licensure are required to enroll concurrently
in the approved program of post-baccalaureate studies
in music education as directed by the program director
of music education).
In consultation with the program director and an
appropriate faculty mentor, a sequence of courses
and experiences totaling 15 to 21 units is identified,
which helps music educators to understand the rationale
and curricula associated with their chosen interest.
A sequence of instruction provides core experiences,
supporting experiences, elective opportunities and
a culminating experience appropriate to the area
Examples of core areas of study within the Certificate
in Music include the Application of Dalcroze, Orff
and Kodaly; Community Music; Conducting (instrumental
and vocal), Studio Pedagogy and Music Industry.