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Program prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s degree in music from a regionally accredited university or recognized international institution
    • Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (‘B’) or higher. Applicants whose cumulative GPA falls between 2.67 (‘B-’) and 3.0 (‘B’) will be considered for admission on a provisional basis.

Tuition-paid internship

UB is home to the first tuition-paid internship program in the country and trains more Connecticut teachers than any other school in the state. UB works closely with 60+ school districts in Connecticut and Westchester, NY.

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Master of Science in Music Education application materials

  • Application
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
    • International transcripts must include an official course-by-course evaluation of all academic work from
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • Letters need to come from employers, professors or professional associates and must testify to your suitability as a prospective teacher.
  • Personal statement
    • In 350 words or more, detail the reasons you are interested in enrolling in the certification program of your choice, highlight relevant background experiences and address your overall professional goals in the teaching profession. Please discuss any activities, general or professional, that have influenced your decision to enter the teaching profession.
  • Resumé
  • Certification application
  • Internship application
    • This application is only required for those applying to the internship program.
  • Music certification applicants must submit a video or audio file in one of three ways:
    • YouTube, Google Drive, or Dropbox link emailed to
    • CD or DVD sent through the mail
    • Personal audition/interview with the Program Director

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