The Certificate in Keyboard Pedagogy

Program:

The Certificate in Keyboard Pedagogy is for students who wish to specialize in group and/or private keyboard teaching. The program can be completed in two semesters of residency. This program is for the student who already has a degree in music or who wishes to take the program in conjunction with the BA or MA in Music. Candidates with prior private or institutional training and/or teaching experience may apply up to 9 units of transfer credit in lieu of required or elective courses.

Students receive both theoretical and practical training in the art of teaching, including ongoing participation through observation, assisting, and teaching in group and studio keyboard settings.

Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must pass the entrance examinations for music theory and music history and pass a keyboard audition for studio instruction at the upper-division level before they can be officially admitted into the program. Applicants who do not meet these entrance requirements may be admitted into the program on a provisional basis at the discretion of the keyboard faculty. As provisional students, they may enroll in required courses for the certificate program with the understanding that they must meet the minimum entrance standards before a certificate can be awarded. This may be accomplished by taking appropriate courses or working independently or with a tutor. Applicants who have earned degrees outside of music and have sufficient prior musical training may be accepted provisionally into the program provided that they meet all the entrance requirements.

Music Majors/Minors:

Students enrolled in music degree programs may concurrently be accepted into the Keyboard Pedagogy Certification Program. Courses common to both the music degree and the certificate program may count for both programs. See the degree option advisor prior to enrolling in the pedagogy program.

Course Requirements for the Certificate: 22 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this certificate.

5 courses required:

MUSC 220 Foundations of Music Education 3.0 F1
Prerequisites: MUSC 101 or faculty permission.
MUSC 277 Keyboard Pedagogy I 2.0 FA
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
MUSC 278 Keyboard Pedagogy II 2.0 SP
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
MUSC 336 School Instrumental Techniques: Keyboard 1.0 FA
MUSC 377 Keyboard Pedagogy Project 2.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

2 units selected from:

MUSC 110 Studio Instruction in Applied Music 1.0 Inq
Prerequisites: Departmental permission by audition.
MUSC 310 Studio Instruction in Applied Music 1.0 Inq
Prerequisites: Departmental permission by audition.
MUSC 610 Studio Instruction in Applied Music 1.0 -2.0 FS

2 units selected from:

MUSC 317 Studio Class 1.0 FS
MUSC 382 Advanced Functional Keyboard Studies 1.0 Inq
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
MUSC 617 Repertory Seminar 1.0 FS

Students must be admitted to the master's degree program to take MUSC 617.

8 units selected from:

Select courses in consultation with the advisor for the Certificate in Keyboard Pedagogy.

MUSC 267 Advanced Piano 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: MUSC 266 or faculty permission.
MUSC 277 Keyboard Pedagogy I 2.0 FA
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
MUSC 278 Keyboard Pedagogy II 2.0 SP
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
MUSC 280 Introduction to Accompanying 1.0 FA
Prerequisites: Moderate piano and sight reading skills; audition or faculty permission required.
MUSC 310 Studio Instruction in Applied Music 1.0 Inq
Prerequisites: Departmental permission by audition.
MUSC 316 Recital 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 110, MUSC 310, or MUSC 462, faculty permission.
MUSC 371 Seminar in Music History and Literature: Keyboard 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
MUSC 380 Vocal Accompanying Repertoire 1.0 FA
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
MUSC 381 Advanced Accompanying Techniques 1.0 SP
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
MUSC 489 Directed Field Projects in the Music Profession 1.0 -5.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

MUSC 489 should be taken for 2 units.

MUSC 610 Studio Instruction in Applied Music 1.0 -2.0 FS
MUSC 697 Independent Study 1.0 -4.0 FS

MUSC 697 should be taken for 2 units; students must be admitted to the master's degree program to take MUSC 697.