Secondary Education

Music Teaching Credential

CSUN offers the California Preliminary Single-Subject Music Credential. This authorizes the teaching of K-12 instrumental, choral, and general music courses.

All Single Subject Credentials include an English Learner-ELAS level, which allows the holder to teach English learners in their subject-matter classrooms. For authorizations to teach in English Language Development (ELD), English as Second Language (ESL), or bilingual classrooms, please see our Bilingual Authorization and CTEL/CLAD Certificate Programs.

For more information about CSUN’s Music Credential program, contact Linda Mouradian at

Program Pathways

Music Education Faculty

Linda Mouradian

Linda Mouradian

Linda Mouradian received a Bachelor of Music degree from Boston University and a Master of Music degree from USC. She holds a California Life Teaching Credential. She served as Principal Violist with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra. After moving to California, she served as Associate Principal Violist of the Glendale Symphony, performed with the orchestras of Frank Sinatra, The Three Tenors, and Luciano Pavarotti, She is on the board of directors of Education Through Music-LA. She is the recipient of the 2005 CMEA Alfred Publishing Elementary Specialist Award, the 2012 co-recipient (with Academy Award winning composer, John Williams) of the ETM-LA Shining Star Award, and the 2016 CMEA Outstanding Elementary Music Specialist. Her professional affiliations include CMEA, NAfME, ASTA, CMA, Local #47 Musicians Union, MTAC, and LACESMA. Professor Mouradian taught instrumental music for LAUSD for 38 years. She developed LAUSD’s elementary instrumental music curriculum and served as an instrumental music coach. She currently maintains a private teaching studio. She has been on CSUN’s Music faculty since 2000 and now is also on the SED faculty, leading music student-teaching seminars, supervising music student teachers, and teaching the music “methods” course.