Professional Certification: College/university Online Course Offerings
Lebsack, Sharon, American Music Teacher
In an effort to aid Certification candidates with their completion of the Standard I requirements, a list of colleges and universities that offers online courses, which may be helpful in this endeavor, has been compiled.
There are six universities offering complete degrees online, and 25 institutions offering classes that are acceptable to MTNA Certification. As National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) member schools were being contacted, it became obvious that this will be a very fluid list, with many music schools just beginning to investigate the use of online instruction. As with any list, of course, availability will be determined each quarter or semester, by the class rotation used by the institution. Contact information is provided so candidates can contact the institution to inquire about class offerings for each term.
Each college or university has its own regulations for registration, with some requiring that the prospective student first be admitted to a degree program. Again, the candidate will need to contact the particular institution of interest for requirements by going to the website provided, clicking on "Academics" and choosing either a "Music" or Distance Learning" link.
In some cases, "Distance Learning" indicates courses usually described as "Correspondence Courses" or classes that require one or two on-campus meetings during the term. There are a variety of possibilities, so if an institution that interests you is not listed, please contact them directly. Keep in mind that the music department or school must be accredited by NASM and course content must be equivalent to that approved by the MTNA Certification Program.
Universities Offering Complete Degrees Online:
Auburn University: www.auburn.edu; M.M. ed
Boston University: www.bu.edu/cfa; M.M. ed
Stephen F. Austin State University: www.sfasu.edu/distance/music; M.M. ed
University of Hawaii, Manoa: http://manoa.hawaii.edu; M.M. ed
University of Northern Iowa: www.uni.edu; M.M. ed
University of Southern Mississippi: www.usm.edu; M.M. ed
Universities Offering Specific Courses:
Classes are offered on a rotational basis. Confer with the individual college or university to determine classes offered each semester.
Eastern Michigan University: www.emich.edu; music theory and music therapy
East Carolina University: www.ecu.edu; music history, music theory and music education
Fort Hays State University: www.fhsu.edu; instrumental and choral arranging
Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary: www.ggbts.edu; music theory and music history
Judson College: www.judson.edu; music theory, music history and church music
Kansas State University: www.ksu.edu; music education
McNeese State University: www.mcneese.edu; music history
Old Dominion University: www. …