Admission Requirements

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Program prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university or recognized international institution
    • Please note: A master’s degree from a regionally accredited university is required for the Sixth-Year program
    • 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.

Required materials

  • Application and application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended.
    • International transcripts must include an official course-by-course evaluation of all academic work from www.naces.org

  • Two letters of recommendation
    • Professional/work references from a professor/teacher/instructor or an employer/supervisor are required for an admissions decision.
  • 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.
  • Résumé
  • 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

International applicants

Please consult the International admission requirements page, or for specific queries, contact your admissions officer.


Completed application and all supporting documents must be received by:

  • July 15 for the fall semester
  • December 1 for the spring semester

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