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Post-Baccalaureate Music Teacher Licensure Program


Administered by the College of Education and Continuing & Professional Education.

Qualification: Applicants must have earned a Bachelor's degree in Music (any area).

Description: This program consists of coursework leading to qualification for a Massachusetts Initial Educator License in Music: All Levels (PreK-12). Candidates seeking licensure through the post-baccalaureate program must formally apply for admission through the College of Education. As a part of the application process, candidates must submit transcripts for review. Each transcript is carefully compared to the standard sequence of music content courses required of licensure candidates at this university. When courses are identified as missing, candidates must complete the designated undergraduate courses to satisfy requirements and fulfill the Content and Professional Standards for Teachers, as outlined in the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Regulations for Educator Licensure.

This program is administered through the College of Education and the department of Continuing and Professional Education - click for application information

Contact with questions: Professor Lisa Lehmberg at  
Link to the UMass Amherst Music Education webpage.