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Teacher Certification

Information for Students

Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in teacher certification programs (MEC, MEI, Organ B, Jazz B, Piano B, Strings B, Voice B, Winds C, Master of Music with Certification) should download the Teacher Certification Handbook and read carefully to understand the requirements. The handbook contains important information about the path to certification, including the work experience requirement, formal review, state requirements, and student teaching. All necessary forms are included in the handbook. Students should contact their assigned music education faculty advisor every semester to schedule an advising appointment.

Download Teacher Certification Handbook

Individual Forms:

Teacher Certification Checklist

Documentation of Work Experience

Letter of Recommendation

Criminal Background Check Instructions

Bloodborne Pathogens Training Instructions

Criminal Background Affidavit

Student Teaching Application Form

Student Teaching Sample Resume

Student Teaching Cover Letter


Information for Mentor Teachers

All documents related to Student Teaching are available at the link below.

Download Mentor Teacher Handbook

Individual Forms:

Policy on Substitute Teaching by Student Teachers

Teacher Certification Program Competencies

Mentor Teacher Student Teaching Assessment Form

State Continuing Education Clock Hours Form (SCECH Form)

Mentor Teacher Honorarium Form

W-9 Form


Information for University Supervisors

Roles & Responsibilities of the Music Education Supervisor

University Supervisor Student Teaching Assessment Form


Other Useful Links:

SAT Website

Certification Requirements by State






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