Prepare to Teach Music
The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for public schools endorses the Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Pre-Teacher Certification) for students wishing to pursue a career in K-12 music education. This degree program trains future music teachers in all areas including choral, instrumental, and general music, offering preparation in the necessary skills, knowledge, and appropriate methodologies for success at all levels of music education within California.
The music education major provides students with further opportunities to hone their skills by volunteering with local schools and arts organizations such as the Azusa Conservatory of Music. In addition, one-on-one faculty interaction provides guidance for students as they graduate and move on to credential and master’s degree programs.
School of Music Accreditation
A degree from Azusa Pacific University is respected and recognized internationally, and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The university is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2016 rankings, placing in Tier One at No. 175 in the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2016 Best Colleges in the West, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2016, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their educational dreams.