**No new applications are being accepted for this program**


The College of Saint Rose Certificate of Advanced Study program in Music Education provides a specialized, in-depth study of the learning and the teaching of music. Students learn to develop their own unique philosophies of music and music education while refining research and performance skills.

The College of Saint Rose Music Programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Our graduate program in music education is specifically designed to help professional music teachers continue their education. Courses are scheduled conveniently and build upon previous undergraduate course work and teaching experience. As musicians and performers, students have the opportunity to share their love of music with children of all ages using diverse music education methods and techniques.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed Saint Rose Graduate 
School Application
  • A baccalaureate degree from an 
accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/
universities attended
  • An undergraduate minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Two academic and/or professional recommendations

If your undergraduate degree is in an area of music other than music education, you must complete all undergraduate music education requirements before being admitted to the program.

International applicants must submit English translations and evaluations of transcripts prepared by the college/university of origin or by a professional independent transcript evaluator, and a TOEFL score showing a minimum of 550 on the written or 213 on the computer-based exam.


Certification-Only Admission Requirements

Click here to download list of courses necessary for NYS music teacher certification.

Applicants with an undergraduate music 
degree that lacks a music education component must submit transcripts for evaluation to determine their individual requirements in music and education for the initial teaching certificate. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in an area other than music will be admitted only after passing an entrance audition and placement test or through the Experienced Adult Portfolio Adjudication System.

The College of Saint Rose Music Department
432 Western Avenue
Albany, New York 12203
Phone: (518) 454-5178
FAX: (518) 454-2146