College Credit Plus Music Credential Program

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About the Credential Program in Musicphoto of students in a music class

This program in teaching music is designed to provide graduate-level credentials to allow high school teachers to teach college-level music courses in their high schools through College Credit Plus (CCP). In addition, teachers completing this program will meet the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) standards for eligibility to teach courses in Ohio public community colleges and universities.

Admission Requirements and Process

Secondary music teachers who wish to pursue the teaching credential/certificate must complete the following steps:

  • Apply through Wright State's Graduate School. The options for applying to the CCP certificate and credential programs are in the online application.
  • Submit proof of current Ohio Multi-Age (PK–12) music license.
  • Submit an official transcript showing the award of a bachelor’s degree in music.
  • Submit an official transcript showing the award of a master’s degree in any field, unless from Wright State.

The application form must be completed with all the required documents attached. The form when completed must be signed and dated. All application materials become the property of the Graduate School and cannot be returned.

Send application materials to:

Graduate School
344 Student Union
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Program of Study

Students must complete the following program of courses, (three credit hours each).


  • MUS 7140: Teaching Music Appreciation
  • MUS 6010: Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music    
  • MUS 6650: Computer Applications in Music    
  • MUS 7040: Foundations and Principles in Music Education

Choose one:

  • MUS 6460: Medieval and Renaissance Music    
  • MUS 6470: Baroque Music          
  • MUS 6480: Classical and Romantic Music     
  • MUS 6490: Music since 1900  

Choose one:

  • MUS 7330: Analytic Techniques I
  • MUS 7340: Analytic Techniques II
  • MUS 7350: Analytic Techniques III for Music Education  

Total: 18 semester credit hours


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