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Michigan Approves Rochester College to Certify Music Teachers

The Michigan Department of Education has approved Rochester College to certify students as music teachers.

Rochester Hills, MI, October 26, 2008 --( State approves Rochester College to certify music teachers.

Rochester College recently received word from the Michigan Department of Education that the music department, alongside the teacher education department is now approved to certify K-12 music teachers in Michigan.

Rochester College students can now complete a bachelor of science in music education solely at the college including the certification process to receive the JQ endorsement. This will allow students to teach in any music situation in the Michigan public schools. Rochester College offers a wide array of courses that prepare students to meet the standards in the same manner as any other college or university in Michigan. Previously, Rochester College students could complete all course work on campus, but had to be recommended for certification through Madonna University—the college’s teacher-education mentoring institution. Now students can complete their degree and receive certification in one location.

“This is a great milestone for us which we have worked long and hard to achieve, and we look forward to serving more students through this program,” said Dr. Joe Bentley, chair of the department of music, theatre and visual art. “We hope to spread the word to even more prospective music teachers.”

For more information about the music education program visit their website www [dot] RC [dot] edu.

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