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Alternative Teacher Certification in Music

Teaching vocal music to young people is a rewarding career with extraordinarily unique challenges—the kind you’ll be ready to meet once you’ve earned your certification to teach vocal music at the K-12 level. 

The post-baccalaureate, certificate-only program consists of 33 credit hours and includes nine hours of residency training. Students enroll in a selection of Loyola’s undergraduate courses and receive Louisiana State Alternative Teacher Certification at the end of the program.


All Music Education Programs 

  • Complete and submit an application for admission (
  • Submit two official copies of transcripts from each postsecondary institution you attended, to confirm your completion of a bachelor’s degree in music from a regionally accredited university. Your transcripts should verify an overall cumulative GPA of 2.75 for all undergraduate work and a grade of C or above for music coursework.
  • Submit official ETS score reports for ACT or SAT exams.
  • Submit official ETS score reports for the Praxis I exam and Praxis II exam in the music content area to verify passing exam scores.
  • Submit a personal statement of 300 words or less to the coordinator of music education describing your reasons for pursuing the Post-Baccalaureate Alternative Teacher Certification in Vocal Music and your professional goals on completing the program.