About Multi-Age Licensure
Degree Granted: Undergraduates at Cleveland State University who wish to obtain a PreK-12 license in music must audition to be accepted as Music Education 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: 55 hours; Music, 48 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 the degree program in Music Education. Requires successful completion of all program requirements and acceptable scores on applicable state licensure examinations as mandated by the State Board of Education.
Accreditation: The music education program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The College of Education and Human Services and its PreK-12 music licensure program 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 Music Department Student Recruiter, Kate Bill, Music and Communications Building 332, 216-687-5039. Continuing academic, personal, and professional advising is available from the Coordinator of Music Education in cooperation with the Education Student Services Center, Julka Hall 170, 216-687-4625.
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 may be offered in the evenings.
Department Office: Music Department - Music and Communications Building 334, 216-687-2033. Teacher Education - Julka Hall 302A, 216-687-4600.