The Graduate Certificate in Music Education for Special Needs Students is designed for teachers who have an interest in working with students identified under the Individuals With Disabilities Act as needing accommodations, modifications, or adaptations in order to succeed in the music classroom. Coursework will focus on understanding behavior and learning characteristics of these diverse learners, creating and adapting lesson plans with appropriate modifications, adaptations, and accommodations, and using music to work with the families and communities of the special needs students in the music classroom.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Music Education for Special Needs Students: The graduate certificate requires 15 hours of coursework in one of the following semester sequences:

One-Year Plan
Fall Semester
MUED 5743Characteristics of Special Needs Students in the Music Classroom3
SPED 5733Inclusive Practices for Diverse Populations3
Spring Semester
MUED 5753Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs3
MUED 5763Practicum in Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs3
SPED 5783Professional and Family Partnerships3
Total Hours15
Two-Year Plan
Fall Semester 1
MUED 5743Characteristics of Special Needs Students in the Music Classroom3
Spring Semester 1
SPED 5783Professional and Family Partnerships3
Fall Semester 2
SPED 5733Inclusive Practices for Diverse Populations3
Spring Semester 2
MUED 5753Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs3
MUED 5763Practicum in Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs3
Total Hours15