Graduates will be able to achieve Washington State teacher certification by completing the Master of Arts in Teaching degree. (The M.A.T. program is described in the Education section of the Graduate Bulletin.) Within a five-year program, students earn both a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and a Master of Arts in Teaching. The Bachelor of Music in Music Education is a prerequisite in the Master of Arts in Teaching degree with certification in music. Application to the M.A.T. takes place in the senior year. Details are available from the School of Education.
An endorsement in music requires completion of the major. Licensed, practicing teachers who wish to apply for completion of music certification, which includes completion of all music education major courses, should send a letter of application outlining previous certification, experience and goals, all transcripts, and a copy of their Washington teaching license. All unlicensed teacher applicants will be expected to complete the music education major and the fifth-year M.A.T. program for teacher certification in music