SongWorks Certification Level 3:
Teaching Practicum

Dates & Registration

Level 3 – SongWorks Teaching Practicum

September 13, 2021 – May 9, 2022; Online

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 10, 2021

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 13, 2021 – May 9, 2022; 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.

Course Structure

  • First Meeting: Monday, September 13 via Zoom – Syllabus review; Q&A with students and faculty
  • Each student will be assigned two faculty mentors who will meet monthly (excluding December) to set goals, craft lesson plans, and reflect on recorded teaching samples provided by the student.
  • A final reflection is due May 2, 2022.

Tuition & Fees

Course Tuition: $500

Graduate Credits

Optional graduate credits are available through Seattle Pacific University. If you would like to register for graduate credit, you can do so through the SPU website.

  • 3.0 Quarter Credit Hours: $222

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

Course Registration