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Joseph L. Shively
The Post-Master’s Graduate Certificate in Music Education is a professional program designed to meet the needs of music teachers, to help them expand and extend their professional skills and understanding, and to improve their own practice. The program consists of 16 credits of music education courses.
The graduate certificate program is an outgrowth of the work of the Center for Applied Research in Musical Understanding.
Admission terms and application deadlines
Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Admissions by the semester deadlines listed below.
Beginning FALL 2017 Semesters
- February 15 (early) April 15 (regular) and July 15 (late) for fall semester
- October 1 (early) and November 15 (regular) for winter semester
- March 1 (regular) for summer semester
- International applicants
To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all Graduate Application Requirements and additional department requirements by the published application deadlines:
- Additional department application requirements
- Applicants must have earned a master’s degree in music from a regionally accredited institution or proof of a U.S. equivalent degree for foreign educated applicants.
- K-12 teaching certificate in music and at least one year of elementary and/or secondary music teaching experience
- Sample of academic writing faxed to (248) 370-2041, Attn: Professor Jessica Payette or submit as an e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission review and assessment
Admission to graduate study at Oakland University is selective. In making admission recommendations to the Post-Master’s Certificate in Music Education program, the department assesses the potential of applicants for success in the program by examining their undergraduate records, writing sample, letters of recommendation, and any other admission requirement established by the academic program.