Music Learning Theory, AC

Our advanced certificate program in music learning theory is grounded in theory, research and practice. This certification is designed for you if you are interested in the advanced study of Gordon's Music Learning Theory and its practical applications. Your program peers may include international and national, college and university professionals, as well as P-12 personnel.

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Why Music Learning Theory at UB?

The features of our program include:

  • basis for planning pre-service, in-service, professional development; and, school music curricula; design, implementation, evaluation and sustainability
  • extensive body of research by Edwin E. Gordon, as well as practical field-testing by Gordon and others
  • learning a comprehensive sequence for teaching musicianship through audiation
  • preparing specialists at every level of music learning theory, as well as its practical applications

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Advanced Certificate (AC)
Credits required for completion 15
Time to completion 2 full-time semesters
Course delivery Online
  • Music teacher
  • Education professional
Application deadline

Priority Deadlines

Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1 Summer: Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15
Fall: Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15


To be eligible for this program, it is expected that you have knowledge of the basics of Music Learning Theory and experience with its practical application.

Questions about the program?

Program Director of Music Education

Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Learning and Instruction
375 Baldy Hall


Frequently Asked Questions

We have a collection of frequently asked questions that may help you. If your questions are still unanswered, we are glad to help! Contact our admission office.

Questions About the Admission Process?

Graduate School of Education
366 Baldy Hall, North Campus

University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.