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B.S. in Music Education in Urban Schools (Pre-K-Grade 12)

Music EducationThe 128-credit B.S. in Music Education in Urban Schools (Pre-K-Grade 12) leads to a Bachelor of Science degree and eligibility for initial NYS certification in Music Education, pre-kindergarten to grade 12. It prepares students to teach music at any grade level.

The program of study in Music Education includes a full major in the Department of Music with 25 credits in Teaching and Learning, including 6 credits of methods courses cross-listed between Teaching and Learning and Music.

The program is divided into a pre-professional stage and a professional stage. All students are welcome to take 6 credits of pre-professional courses. Students must meet specific criteria for progression into the professional stage, admission to student teaching, and graduation.

Students graduating from the program are eligible for NYS certification once they have passed all required portions of the New York State Teacher Certification Exam (NYSTCE). The SOE Certification Officer assists students in applying for certification when all requirements are met.