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Old 10-19-2016, 12:57 PM
 
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Hi! I plan on starting an Alternative Certification program in order to obtain my teaching certification. I would primarily like to teach elementary music, as both of my degrees are in music. I just wondered, should I just get certified in music, or is it worth getting certified to teach any core subject at the elementary level? Thanks!


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It will make you more marketable, especially in smaller schools where you could help with other schools. There are a lot more general teacher positions available in a school, whereas, there may only be 1 or 2 music positions in a school. There is nothing to say that you can not incorporate music into a regular classroom. This may be a way to get your foot in the door and get a job.
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I have a degree in music and another in music education. In the different places I've taught,there are very few "music only" positions anymore. The few that still exist have slowly been moving to music plus something else. So I would certainly get certified in more than just music because I do think it would make you more marketable.
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