Students interested in combining music teacher certification with a Master’s degree should apply for the Master of Music in Music Education with Certification degree program at the Frost School of Music. This program is designed for the individual who has already completed a university degree in another area of music (i.e., musicology, music performance, studio music and jazz, music business, music engineering, music therapy, or the B.A. in music). The program includes courses in music assessment, music education foundations, music learning and curriculum, and music teaching methodology, as well as certification course requirements provided by the School of Education and Human Development here at the University of Miami. The culmination of this degree is achieved through completion of a full semester of music education student teaching in a K-12 setting.
Students completing this program become highly competent music educators in a specialized area, such as instrumental music, choral music, general music, contemporary music, or jazz. Graduates also obtain a Florida Music Teaching Certificate, and become music teachers and administrators in K-12, preschool, or community settings throughout South Florida, the United States, and around the world. Our program prepares students to become deep thinkers, dynamic teachers, and innovative leaders. Job placement has been consistently strong for graduates seeking positions in schools.