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Post-Baccalaureate Program

in Music Education

The post-baccalaureate program at Ohio State is a unique opportunity for musicians holding a performance or non-education degree in music (e.g. BM, BA) who wish to obtain a license to teach music in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade schools.

Upon acceptance into the program, you and your faculty advisor will work together to create an individual degree plan that is customized to your own previous coursework. We understand that every student's interests and experience are different, and we're here to help you achieve your goals.

Since you have probably already taken aural training, music theory, etc., your progression through the program may be relatively quick. There is a lot to learn to become a successful teacher. The Ohio State post-baccalaureate program is the efficient and effective way to reach your goal.

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification, and state licensing board contact information at go.osu.edu/onground.

For more information about the program — or to start the application process — contact Christopher Dent, administrative associate for Music Education.

Phil Nagy (Post-Baccalaureate)

Phil Nagy, alumnus

Hilliard City Schools Innovative Learning Center

I already had a music degree, but wanted to get certified to teach. I really enjoyed my experience at Ohio State, most notably with the faculty. I learned a tremendous amount from these wonderful educators, who taught me not only the craft and skills to be a teacher, but also how my interactions with my students (and peers) outside of the classroom can have a lasting effect that reaches far beyond their time in my program.

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