Certificate in Special Music Education - Adaptive Music
The Certificate in special music education — adaptive music provides extended expertise for students who wish to provide inclusion-focused music services in public and private education settings and/or for teachers wishing to provide applied music instruction or pedagogy to persons with special learning needs. The certificate also may provide interdisciplinary expertise for professionals in allied fields who wish to incorporate music in their practices.
Students seeking the certificate must be admitted to the Graduate School or in nondegree Category A status.
The certificate comprises five courses (three core courses with two electives). The certificate constitutes a minimum of 13 credit hours with the following course requirements:
|MUSE 611||Music for Special Education||2|
|MUSE 822||Advanced Techniques in Special Music Education||3|
|MUSE 855||Psychology of Music||3|
|Select 5–6 credit hours from the following as advised||5-6|
|Autism Spectrum Disorder|
|Music Methods for Early Childhood Education|
|Literacy Strategies for Content Areas: Music|
|Special Music Education Practicum|
|Developing Music Learning|
|Total Credit Hours||13|
Other graduate electives (2–3 credit hours) as approved to foster interdisciplinary expertise in a specific area (such as autism, mental health awareness, etc.).
Note: Students with transcripted MUSE 611 or MUSE 617 for undergraduate credit may substitute graduate intersidciplinary electives (in consultation with program advisor) for their prior work to fulfill the 13 credit hour certificate requirement.