Fine Arts & Music Education Certificate
The certificate in fine arts and music education (all grades), is a 26 semester hour certificate program leading to initial New York state certification for elementary, middle, and secondary school teachers. This program is intended for individuals who hold a master’s degree or higher. Students are required to have a major or equivalent (a minimum of 40 semester hours for music) in an appropriate content area (or related area) during either their undergraduate or graduate study. On average, students complete this program in two and one-half academic years.
General Education Prerequisites
- Three semester hours introductory psychology or equivalent.
- Meet requirements of General Education Liberal Arts and Sciences core for initial certification.
- Appropriate content area specialization.
- Content Area Requirements in Area of Specialization
40 semester hours in college-level music course work including music theory, music history and literature, applied music, conducting, secondary applied, and performance or equivalents or established competency in the field.
Music Education Program Requirements - 26 Semester Hours
- Introductory Courses -7 Semester Hours
- General Methods Courses – 3 Semester Hours
- Special Methods and Literacy Courses – 7 Semester Hours
- Student Teaching and Required Seminar – 9 Semester Hours
Substitutions will be permitted with advisement where, in the light of the student’s background and academic preparation, other courses are seen by the department to be appropriate.
For more detailed information, including a listing of the classes in the aforementioned categories, please visit the Hofstra Bulletin.
For more information on the admission requirements, please visit the Admission Requirements page.
Contact Information for this program:
Nathalie Robinson, Ed. D.
Associate Professor of Music
Director of the Undergraduate and Graduate Music Education Degree Programs
Phone: (516) 463-4514