College of Arts and Letters2016-2017

School of Music

Suzuki Pedagogy (Violin), Undergraduate Certificate

The Suzuki Pedagogy (Violin) Undergraduate Certificate is a comprehensive study of the philosophy, repertoire, and practical applications of the Suzuki approach to learning.

The program offers the rigorous study of pedagogical concepts as related to violin performance and teaching. Classes and fieldwork in teaching prepare the student for communication, leadership, and organizational skills needed in a professional setting.


What Can I Do with a Certificate in Suzuki Pedagogy (Violin)?

University Requirements

  • To receive an undergraduate certificate (at least 15 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

    Please be aware that federal financial aid is not available for some certificates, if the certificate is pursued and completed as a stand-alone certificate (i.e., not completed concurrently with a degree program). See the "Details" tab for additional information.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 15
Major GPA C
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Student Teaching/Supervised Teaching Required


  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Certificate Requirements
  • Take the following 15 units with a Grade of "C" or better:

    Select one from (3 units):

    Please note that this certificate is only available to Music Majors.

  • This certificate may only be pursued and completed concurrently with a degree program.  This certificate is not available as a stand-alone certificate.

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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