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Introduction 

This program is designed for returning students who have already earned a bachelor's degree in music, and who wish to obtain K-12 music teaching licensure. This program is administered through the College of Education. Coursework consists of blocks of undergraduate courses and does not lead to a master's degree. (EXCEPTION: there is an option for combining certification with a Master's Degree in content specific areas. Contact the Graduate College for more information).

Admission to the Program 

Once you have been accepted as a student to Northeastern Illinois University, contact the the TLP Program Advisor listed below.

Additional admission requirements for this program:

  • Bachelor's degree in music from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale) is required to be considered for admission to the program. Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements may appeal for conditional admission.
        EXCEPTION: Students with an advanced degree from an accredited university are excused from this requirement.
  • Applicants not having a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 will need to also produce a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score.
        EXCEPTION: Students with an advanced degree from an accredited university do not need to submit a GRE score.
  • A passing score on the ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency.

Degree Requirements 

A conferred bachelor's degree in music from an accredited college or university.

Licensing Requirements 

The program curriculum is designed to prepare participants to become licensed teachers in the state of Illinois.
 

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