Joint Music Education Program

Undergraduate Program

Center X partners with the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music to offer a California Preliminary Credential in Music Education.

The UCLA Department of Music, in conjunction with the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, offers the only music education program in the UC system.  Students can earn a California Subject Matter Waiver in music and complete their teaching credential during their senior year of undergraduate studies. The program prepares future music educators to teach in traditional school music programs, cultivates dispositions that encourage innovation and change in the profession, and nurtures socially responsible practices in the classroom and community.  This is the only music education program at a public university in California where it is possible to earn a teaching credential as part of a four year undergraduate degree program.  Interested students should contact Dr. Lily Chen-Hafteck () in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

For more information about the Joint Music Education Program please contact Dr. Lily Chen-Hafteck (),  Professor in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

I chose UCLA TEP because it demonstrated a commitment to breaking the the barriers many students of color face in our public education system. UCLA TEP demonstrated a commitment to supporting teachers in their work with some of the most underserved and underrepresented students.”

Gloria Mayorga-Garcia
TEP Novice Year at UCLA Community School