The Music Education Professional Certificate Program offers 12-credit graduate certificates that provide high-level professional development for practicing music educators. With this flexible program it is possible to complete stand-alone certificates or to “stack” two professional certificates with our 15-credit Music Education graduate core to complete a Master of Music with concentration in Music Education.
Available Summer Certificates include:
Certificate courses are also available to Master of Music students not enrolled in the certificate programs.
View requirements and course descriptions in the University Course Catalog:
Rolling admission, but applications recommended by May 15 for summer study.
Professor Carol Frierson-Campbell Program Director, Music Educationfriersoncampbellc@wpunj.edu 973-720-3639
1. Application to the university.
2. An undergraduate degree in music or permission of the music department.
3. For the Jazz Pedagogy certificate, submission of a video-recorded placement audition for the applied lesson component.
4. For the Orff Schulwerk Certificate, concurrent summer enrollment in the Orff Schulwerk Levels courses via the Northern New Jersey Orff Schulwerk Association (nnjosa.org).
Certificate students who wish to enroll in the Master of Music program may fulfill additional application and audition requirements, which include the following:
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