Music Education

The College of the Arts and the Department of Music offers the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Music Education degree and the Master of Music Education (M.M.Ed.) degree. The M.A.T. is designed for individuals interested in initial certification. The M.M.Ed. curriculum builds upon the knowledge and skills of music educators.

Master of Arts in Teaching in Music Education (M.A.T.)

Successful completion of this program leads to initial Georgia Professional Standards Commission teaching certification at the T-5 Level.  This is an on-campus program for applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree in music and are seeking P-12 teaching certification in Music for the state of Georgia. Two tracks are offered for the degree: choral/general and instrumental studies. 

The M.A.T. in Music Education curriculum is 36 hours and offers tracks in both choral/general and instrumental studies. It culminates in a semester of full-time clinical practice in a public school.

Master of Music Education (M.M.Ed.)

The M.M.Ed. curriculum is designed for teachers who wish to gain advanced skills in music instruction and education. The program focuses on music teaching and the materials and methodology of musical instructions, as well as developing competence at understanding and evaluating music and music education research. Graduates of the program qualify for a certification increase from the 4- to 5-year level.