Post-Baccalaureate Program

The post-baccalaureate program at Ohio State is a unique opportunity for musicians who graduated with an undergraduate music degree in performance or another non-education field, and who wish to obtain a license to become school music teachers.

Working closely with a faculty advisor, your "post-bacc" program will be customized to your previous coursework. You will create an individualized degree plan that will provide the classes and experiences needed for your teaching license. Since you have probably already taken aural training, music theory, etc., progression through the program can be relatively swift. Though there is a lot to learn to become a 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

Featured Alumnus

Phil Nagy, alumnusPhil Nagy, Hilliard City Schools (OH) 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.”