The Certificate of Advanced Achievement in College and/or Community Music Teaching Program provides graduate students in applied music with opportunities to improve their teaching skills under the supervision of established teachers through coursework, seminars, and internships. Increasingly, as part of the interview process, candidates for faculty positions are asked specifically to demonstrate their teaching skills and to address issues of teaching and learning. The Certificate of Advanced Achievement in College and/or Community Music Teaching curriculum is designed to prepare students to become more effective teachers.
Coursework includes a 2-hour “core” course, Preparing Future Music Faculty, plus departmental pedagogy/methods courses at the graduate level, plus elective courses. Some examples of elective courses are ALP courses (i.e., Joys and Opportunities of Studio Teaching and Leadership Issues in Music), pedagogy courses outside the student’s home area, such as courses in psychology offered by the School of Arts and Sciences and/or education courses offered by the Warner School of Education and Human Development.
An internship bearing two hours of credit (PED 471) is available at no cost to students who have been accepted into the program. The Program Director and the student’s primary applied teacher will typically supervise the internships. Internships will be offered to qualified graduate students to teach in the Eastman Community Music School, the School of Arts and Sciences, Eastman’s undergraduate programs, and other community settings.
Requirements: 12 credits
|MTL 504: Preparing Future Music Faculty
|Departmental Pedagogy or Methods
How To Apply
Applicants to the Certificate of Advanced Achievement in College and/or Community Music Teaching Program must be current Eastman students pursuing a graduate degree.
The application process includes submitting the application form, one personal statement, two letters of recommendation, college transcript(s), and an interview with the program coordinator and a team of faculty advisors.
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