About Multi-Age Licensure
Degree Granted: Upper-division undergraduates at Cleveland State University who wish to obtain a PreK-12 license are expected to enroll as Music majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Students follow the degree requirements and receive their baccalaureate degree from that college. Upon completion of all degree and licensure requirements the College of Education and Human Services recommends the granting of a PreK-12 teaching license in Music.
Minimum Hours Required for the professional requirements: 40 hours; Music, 53 hours,
Teaching Credential: An Ohio four-year Resident Educator PreK-12 teaching license in Music (valid for ages 3-21) will be awarded upon successful completion of an appropriate degree program in Music and the total professional education sequence in education. (Note: In some instances, course work beyond the degree requirements of the student’s college may be needed to obtain licensure.) Requires successful completion of all program requirements and acceptable scores on applicable state licensure examinations as mandated by the State Board of Education.
Accreditation: Having met current curriculum guidelines set by the National Association of Schools of Music, the College of Education and Human Services and its PreK-12 music education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Admission: Students in the preK-12 Music Education Program must satisfy all College of Education and Human Services academic requirements to qualify for education course work at the 300 level and above.
Advising: Admission and program guidelines may be secured from the Education Student Services Center, Julka Hall 170A, 216-687-4625. Continuing academic, personal, and professional advising is available from assigned faculty advisers and the Education Student Services Center. Most students will also have an adviser in their major field.
Evening Program: No evening program is offered as students must be available for field placements in area schools during the day; however, those classes that do not require fieldwork are frequently offered in the evenings.
Department Office: Teacher Education, Julka Hall 302A, 216-687-4600.