Music Credential Program

A music credential enables you to teach elementary, middle school and high school music. The credential has two major parts - content and pedagogy (or music & teaching). In order to demonstrate subject matter competency you must complete prescribed courses in your field. California schools often teach a variety of activities so the credential requires you to demonstrate breadth and depth in the content area. As you look at the list of required courses, you will see that you are required to complete lower division activity courses and upper division content courses.

The professional education courses will help you learn how to teach. In these courses you will learn about methodology and classroom management in the physical education setting. You will also learn about today's schools and how you can most effectively impact the diversity of students you will find there.

Any individual considering application to the program should contact the Director of Music Education, Tamara Thies for an appointment and transcript review BEFORE applying to the CSULB Graduate Program.