SongWorks Certification Level 3:
Teaching Practicum

Dates & Registration

Level 3 – SongWorks Teaching Practicum

September 11, 2023 – May 6, 2024; Online

Registration Opens: Monday, August 15, 2022

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 8, 2023

Course Description

The SongWorks Teaching Practicum is designed to guide and coach students as they implement knowledge, skills, and understandings learned in or prompted by SongWorks in Action and SongWorks for Musicality courses. Practicum faculty will mentor students as they demonstrate SongWorks principles and practices in their own schools and communities. Faculty and students will have regular consultations, regarding lesson planning, assessing video recorded teaching by the course participant, and reflections about teaching and learning as students build their own strengths as educators. Successful completion of this teaching practicum certifies that the applicant has demonstrated the knowledge and skills as well as the principles and practices of SongWorks teaching and learning, and will result in the designation of SongWorks Certified Educator.

September 11, 2023 – May 6, 2024; Online


This course is open to anybody who has successfully completed SongWorks Certification Level 1: SongWorks in Action & Level 2: SongWorks for Musicality.

SongWorks Certified Educators are also welcome to enroll for continued professional growth.

Enrollment Limit: 3

Course Structure

  • First Meeting: Monday, September 11, 5pm PDT via Zoom – Syllabus review; Q&A with students and faculty
  • Each student will be assigned two faculty mentors who will meet monthly from September–November and January–April to set goals, craft lesson plans, and reflect on recorded teaching samples provided by the student.
  • A final reflection is due April 29, 2023.

Tuition & Fees

Course Tuition: $750

An installment plan for tuition will be available. Details coming soon!

Graduate Credits

Optional graduate credits (3) are available through Seattle Pacific University. If you would like to register for graduate credit, please contact Betty Phillips.

Required Texts

Level 1 – SongWorks in Action

Bennett, Peggy D. & Bartholomew, Douglas R. (1997). SongWorks 1: Singing in the Education of Children. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Reprinted 2014 by SongWorks Press.

Level 2 – SongWorks for Musicality

Bennett, Peggy D. & Bartholomew, Douglas R. (1999). SongWorks 2: Singing from Sound to Symbol. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Reprinted 2014 by SongWorks Press.

These texts are available through SongWorks Press for $40/each (+$5 Shipping and Handling) or $70 (+$8) for a bundle of both books.

If you have any questions, please email SongWorks Certification Executive Director Betty Phillips at

Reflections from SongWorks Certified Educators

The mentorship, assignments, and reflective practices provided within the Level III SongWorks course grounded me and helped get me through the year. — Halle Bromberg

I have gained a deeper appreciation and understanding of the mindset shift that takes place when approaching lessons and students from a foundation of the SongWorks principles and practices—teaching students who are whole and individual people, not just concepts. — Katie Herzberg

Read more of their reflections here.

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