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02.17 Teacher Certification in New York State

There are several degree programs at Eastman that can lead to the New York State Teacher Certification in Music. Much of the responsibility for obtaining certification resides with the student.


Bachelor of Music
General

BM-MEG
Program Code:
23682

Master of Music
General

MM-MEG
Program Code:
32498

Master of Arts
General

MA-MEG
Program Code:
32497

Bachelor of Music
Instrumental

BM-MEI
Program Code:
23682

Master of Music
Instrumental

MM-MEI
Program Code:
32498

Master of Arts
Instrumental

MA-MEI
Program Code:
32497

Bachelor of Music
Vocal

BM-MEV
Program Code:
23682

Master of Music
Vocal

MM-MEV
Program Code:
32498

Master of Arts
Vocal

MA-MEV
Program Code:
32497

The Music Education Department will provide students with the following:

  1. Appropriate coursework and advising*;
  2. State Mandated Workshops offered during the week prior to the start of the fall semester in the academic year you will be student teaching;
  3. Two supervised student teaching placements, one in a setting that includes K-6th grade students and another in a setting that includes 7th-12th grade students.

Upon successful completion of required coursework, the Sophomore Review, the Pre-Internship Review, attendance at the State Mandated Workshops, and student teaching, the registrar will recommend the student for initial certification on the New York State Education Department TEACH website.

It is fully the student's responsibility to:

  1. Create a TEACH online account
  2. Register for and pass four New York State Teacher Certification Examinations. Three of these are written examinations, which we recommend you take in the last year of your program, after most coursework has been completed. The fourth examination is a portfolio assessment, the edTPA. Materials for the edTPA are generally collected during your student teaching semester and submitted at that time
  3. Apply for and complete Fingerprint Clearance.
  4. Through your TEACH online account, apply and pay for the teaching certificate. To apply for initial teacher certification a program code is needed.
    The program codes are as follows:
    • If you completed the BM-MEG, BM-MEI OR BM-MEV, the code is 23682
    • If you completed the MM-MEG, MM-MEI, or MM-MEV, the code is 32498
    • If you completed the MA-MEG, MA-MEI, or MA-MEV, the code is 32497

*Please see Graduate and Undergraduate Non-English Language Requirement

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