The College of Arts+Architecture offers the following pathways to K-12 licensure earned after successful completion of Bachelor's or Graduate Certificate coursework.
For undergraduate students, we offer the following degrees:
Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Instrumental/General Music Education
Music Education/Instrumental planning sheet (2003 General Education)
Music Education/Instrumental planning sheet (2017 General Education)
Each degree includes a minimum of 20 hours of hands-on clinical experiences before culminating in a semester of student teaching during the senior year. Clinicals and student teaching are strategically assigned to prepare students for a diversity of public school settings in grades K-12. Pedagogy and performance are emphasized throughout coursework while small class size allows for personalized instruction.
All five programs require two semesters of a foreign language and application to teacher education. In addition, each Arts department has specific coursework to be completed before applying to teacher education. Details can be found at the College of Arts + Architecture or by contacting Tesh Ramey.
For graduate students, we offer the following program:
Those who already have a degree in Art or a majority of credits in Art and wish to obtain K-12 licensure in Art Education should pursue the Graduate Certificate. The Graduate Certificate consists of 18 graduate credit hours plus any deficiencies in background Art courses. The program application deadline is April for Summer and Fall admission, or November for Spring admission. In addition, candidates will need to submit a digital Portfolio of 10-12 original Artworks as part of the admissions process. Submission guidelines and review criteria are listed on the last page of the plan sheet.
For further information on these programs, please contact:
H. Tesh Ramey
Arts Education Specialist
College of Arts + Architecture
University of North Carolina at Charlotte