The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's adaptive music certificate is an add-on certificate program for music education majors looking to become more informed and inclusive in their teaching. The certificate encompasses the requirements for the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) certification in adaptive education, certifying music education majors to teach music to all students in Pre-K through grade 12.
Throughout the program, you'll learn how to create and lead developmentally appropriate content based on the needs of your students. Curriculum will explore topics like adapting environments for students with special needs (exceptionalities), effective classroom management techniques and how to use adaptive instruments. Upon graduation, you'll leave with a better understanding of disabilities, diverse learners and inclusive practices, preparing you to better meet the needs of a diverse Pre-K through grade 12 population.
In-demand skills. Students who are certified to teach adaptive music are in high demand, immediately making them more marketable and sought-after teachers. Graduates have found that the certificate has especially given them a leg up when applying for out-of-state jobs, positions that include an adaptive music classroom or positions that would allow them to create an adaptive music class.
Real-world experience. Part of the curriculum for the adaptive music certificate includes field experiences, such as classroom observation, teacher assistance and student teaching. This real-world experience can help you further build your leadership skills, make connections, discover teaching techniques and round out your resume.
- Adaptive Music
- Behavior Management
- Student Teaching in Special Education
- Introduction to Diverse Learners
- Inclusive Practices for Secondary Educators
- Inclusive Practices for Elementary Educators
- Introduction to Intellectual Disabilities
- Introduction to Specific Learning Disabilities
- Introduction to Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities
Learn more about the adaptive music certificate in the UWEC catalog.
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