Music Theory Pedagogy (Graduate Certificate)

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This certificate in music theory pedagogy offers specialized study in music theory to help prepare students to teach undergraduate courses in fundamentals, harmony, musicianship and basic form analysis. Completion of this certificate indicates the student is prepared to offer instruction in basic music theory at the college level.

The certificate may be pursued concurrently with enrollment in a master's degree program or doctoral degree program in the School of Music.

Program Offered

Music Theory Pedagogy (Graduate Certificate)

Offered by
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts


Plan of Study

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Music Theory Pedagogy (Graduate Certificate)

Program Requirements

Required Core (3 credit hours)
MTC 525 Pedagogy of Theory (3)

Other Requirement (3 credit hours)
MTC 584 Internship (3)

Electives (9 credit hours)

Additional Curriculum Information
Completion of diagnostic examinations in music history and music theory, administered by the School of Music, is required of all new graduate music students before enrolling in any graduate academic courses towards the certificate program.

Electives are selected with advisor approval from MTC courses in analytical topics. Students should see the academic unit for a complete list of approved electives.