Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Music Teaching Certificate

12 months
1458 USD/credit 36450 USD/year
1458 USD/credit 36450 USD/year
1095 USD/credit 27375 USD/year
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Learn to teach music in public or private pre-K through 12 school settings with the Music Teaching Certificate in Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance.


Spend one full semester student teaching and gain the experience to 

  • accommodate different learning styles;
  • create safe learning spaces;
  • engage learners in culturally responsive music activities, including connecting music and music learning to every day life, and improvising, creating and performing music; and

  • guide students’ music learning and development and share outcomes of their progress.


Graduates of this Music Teaching Certificate program from Temple University  are prepared to teach music in both elementary and secondary school settings. You can also choose to further your education with a master’s or doctoral degree in a variety of music or teaching fields. Job options may include the following.

  • Pre-K–12 general music teacher
  • School or community music ensemble director

Programme Structure


  • Inclusive Vocal Development
  • School Choral Ensembles 
  • Teaching Choral Music to Inclusive Populations 
  • Foundations of Language Teaching: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners
    • Music Learning and Development
    • Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    25 SCH


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Goals Statement: Provide a written account of your accomplishments to date, your goals and expectations for the program, your goals for beyond the program, and your special interests in becoming certified in Pennsylvania to teach pre-K–12 music.
    • Recommendations
    • Résumé
    • Standardized Test Scores
    • Transcripts
    • Music Skills: Submit a digital video shorter than 15 minutes. Clips must feature the applicant’s musicianship, the types of activities the applicant currently associates with music teaching and learning interactions with at least one other person engaging in the activities with the applicant.
    • Writing Skills: Upon completion of the formal half-hour application interview, there is a 90-minute writing exam. The written portion of the AMP allows you to demonstrate your best writing in response to prompts regarding lived experiences.

    Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      36450 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 1458 USD per credit during 12 months.
    • National

      36450 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 1458 USD per credit during 12 months.
    • In-State

      27375 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 1095 USD per credit during 12 months.

    Living costs for Philadelphia

    1313 - 2284 USD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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