The instrumental music education certificate provides additional instruction to students seeking the music education BM, choral music specialization degree. The certificate program prepares students to teach instrumental music in public schools and assists them in gaining the K-12 Instrumental Music endorsement from the state of Washington. Coursework focuses on areas necessary to become a successful instrumental educator including individual instrumental instruction, instrument pedagogy, instrumental music education methods, and instrumental large ensembles.
Students interested in this certificate should consult with the music advisor. This program may result in students taking more than four years to complete their degree. Students pursuing the music education BM instrumental specialization are not eligible to receive this certificate.
Students must audition and be admitted to the instrumental music education certificate by the music education and applied instrumental faculty. Students are eligible to audition after completing the following courses with a grade of C or higher:
Three quarters of MUS 164 Major Applied Area (Individual Instruction) MUS 146 Theory 3
MUS 146A Aural Skills 3
MUS 154A Class Piano III
A minimum grade of C is required in each of the required courses to satisfy the instrumental music education certificate.