Upon completion of the bachelor of music education degree, students must initiate the application for Missouri and Kansas certification in the Student Services Office of the School of Education. Applications should be filed during the student teaching semester. Certification is not automatic. Elementary and secondary student teaching are required for the K-12 certificate. All prospective teachers must take and receive a satisfactory score on the following tests for state certification:
For Missouri certification, students must receive a satisfactory score on the Praxis II professional knowledge. For Kansas certification, students must receive satisfactory scores on the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) in reading, writing and mathematics, and the Praxis II core test.