The graduate certificate in Music Theory pedagogy is intended primarily for DMA students who wish to gain experience and expertise in theory pedagogy in order to strengthen their background for increased marketability in higher education.
Students desiring admission into this certificate curriculum will be interviewed by a committee consisting of members of the theory faculty. The interview will include an appraisal of the student’s keyboard proficiency, sight-singing and aural skills, and understanding of theoretical concepts and pedagogy. It is assumed that any student granted admission into the certificate curriculum would have been accepted as a student in the graduate school.
The division also offers a course in theory pedagogy for master's and doctoral students in performance, composition, and other areas of emphasis, preparing them for faculty appointments that may include duties in teaching theory.