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Music Education at Boise State University

The Music Education Program at Boise State University is a center of leadership and creativity in Boise, the Treasure Valley, and Idaho. It is committed to training first-class music educators through its undergraduate coursework as well as allowing current music educators to refine their skills at the graduate level. The program is the proud host of summer workshops providing certification in Orff Schulwerk.

Certification in K-12 Music Teaching

Students who are already in possession of a bachelor’s degree in music but who wish to earn teaching credentials from the Idaho State Department of Education may apply to enroll in the music education certification-only program. These educational techniques and methods courses, combined with field experience, will prepare you for teaching and will meet the requirements to earn a certification recommendation from the Department of Music and the College of Education. The certification-only program DOES NOT grant a degree of any kind. Individuals interested in seeking a second bachelor’s degree, should follow the standard application instructions for degree-seeking undergraduate students.

See general requirements here.

For questions regarding Music Education at Boise State University, please contact Dr. Lori Gray at