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Graduate Certificate in Community Music Education

Community Music Education Certificate

The Music Department offers a graduate certificate in Community Music Education.


The Graduate Certificate in Community Music Education serves two purposes: 

  1. As a corollary to our Master of Music Education with Licensure for students wanting to pursue teaching in both formalized and community music settings, and 
  2. As a professional development degree for licensed, working teachers who may be interested in cultivating skills in the non-profit sector.

The Certificate program focuses on experiential work, with the coursework designed to support the students' immersive learning through internships. This aspect of the program includes intensive “hands-on” work in professional community music settings. Students are paired with veteran administrators and teachers to experience the various roles necessary to running successful non-profit arts organizations. Upon completion of the program, students will be credentialed in a comprehensive set of teaching and administrative skills, which they may apply to any professional context.


Elissa Johnson-Green
Phone: 978-934-3829

Curricular Pathway for the Graduate Certificate in Community Music Education (2 Semesters)

Core Courses (Total number required = 6)
Course #Course NameCredits


Students will choose one of the following options:

World Music Ensemble (Cambodian Ensemble) OR
Graduate Mixed Chamber Ensemble (Blues or R&B) OR
Contemporary Electronic Ensemble

MUBU.5040Arts Administration and Marketing3
PSYC.5460Grant Writing3
MUBU.5250Community Outreach Practicum 13
MUBU.5260Community Outreach Practicum 21
MUED.6250Community Internship6