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Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 
Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art or Music Certification (Grades K-12)

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Other MAT Programs 

Post Baccalaureate students are only eligible to take courses required for certification.

Content Area Requirements

Art Education (K-12) Minimum 30 hours

Design and Composition 2 hrs. min.

  • ARTS 140 - 2-Dimensional Design or
  • ARTS 141 - 3-Dimensional Design

Two-Dimensional Art 7 hrs. min.

  • ARTS 120 - Drawing I
  • ARTS 130 - Painting I
  • ARTS 150 - Creative Photography or
  • ARTS 262 - Printmaking I

Three-Dimensional Art 7 hrs. min.

  • ARTS 141 - 3-Dimensional Art
  • ARTS 271 - Ceramics I
  • ARTS 345 - Teaching Art K-12

History, Theory, and Criticism 3 hrs min.

  • ARTS 111 - Art and Ideas I or
  • ARTS 112 - Art and Ideas II or
  • Another approved Art History course

Art for Elementary Grades

  • EDUC 345 - Teaching Art K-12

Art Electives

  • Art Electives (if 30-hour minimum has not been met above)

Music Education (K-12) Minimum 36 hours

Theory 8 hrs. min.

  • MUSI 134 - Music Theory I
  • MUSI 236 - Music Theory II
  • MUSI 338 - Music Theory III

Beginning Conducting 2 hrs. min.

  • MUSI 353 - Basic Conducting

History/Literature Music 4 hrs. min.

  • MUSI 223 - Music History I
  • MUSI 326 - Music History II

Piano 2 hrs. min.

  • MUSI 275 - Class Piano II

Choral Arranging 2 hrs. min.

  • MUSI 351 - Choral Arranging

Applied Voice 6 hrs. min.

If voice is primary instrument

  • MUSI 181 - Applied Voice Lessons or
  • MUSI 182 - Applied Voice Lessons
  • MUSI 283 - Applied Voice Lessons or
  • MUSI 284 - Applied Voice Lessons
If piano is primary instrument

  • MUSI 285 - Class Voice II

Choral Literature 2 hrs. min.

  • MUSI 352 - Choral Literature

Choral Techniques and Advanced Choral Conducting 4 hrs. min.

  • MUSI 386 - Advanced Choral Techniques, Literature, and Conducting

Choral Ensemble 2 hrs. min.

Two (2) hours to be chosen from:

  • MUSI 160 - Jane Froman Singers or
  • MUSI 360 - Jane Froman Singers
  • MUSI 170 - Show Choir or
  • MUSI 370 - Show Choir
  • MUSI 180 Chamber Choir or
  • MUSI 380 Chamber Choir

Methods/Techniques of Teaching 4 hrs. min.

Elementary School Music and Methods/Techniques of Teaching Secondary School Music

  • EDUC 346 - Teaching Music K-12

Professional Education Requirements

Teaching methods course:


1 Includes Field Experience: Students must complete the application form(s) for courses that include a field experience component by the semester BEFORE desired enrollment. See the Education Office for deadline information.

Teacher Certification Program

Students seeking teacher certification through the State of Missouri with Post-Baccalaureate status are required to meet requirements and seek admission to the Teacher Certification Program as early as possible.

Students who seek admission to the program must have:

  • Completed at least six hours of the Post-Baccalaureate core at Columbia College, which must include EDUC 505  (Post-Baccalaureate core courses are: EDUC 505 , EDUC 542 , EDUC 550  and EDUC 550  [or their undergraduate equivalents]);
  • Attained a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (includes all coursework, Columbia College and other) with no grade of less than C in the professional education and content area courses; (see Grading and Academic Standing ).
  • Completion of application materials for admission to the Teacher Certification Program (to be obtained from the Certification Officer by appointment) and will include: Request for Admission, GPA Worksheet, and two letters of recommendation from Columbia College faculty (at least one letter of recommendation must be from Education Department faculty).

Retention Criteria:

  • Complete at least six (6) hours of professional education each year.
  • Complete required field experiences (in EDUC 505  and EDUC 563 ) and receive favorable evaluations from cooperating teachers and faculty supervisors.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above after acceptance to the program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above in professional education and content area courses.

Other Coursework:

  • Content area coursework not completed in BA must also be taken to meet State certification requirements.
  • Any content area or professional education course(s) with grade of “D” or lower must be repeated until a grade of “C” or above is obtained (see Grading and Academic Standing ).

Other Important Information:

Post-Baccalaureate certification students completing the FAFSA to receive financial aid for certification must complete the following questions on the 2014 - 15 FAFSA accordingly:

Question #29. What will your grade level be? Student must answer, “5th year/other undergraduate.”

Question #30. What degree or certificate? Student must answer, “Teaching Credential Program.”

Question #48. Are you a master’s or doctorate student? Student must answer, “No.”

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