Selected Learning Outcomes​

  1. Students teach music in all grade levels and in a variety of classroom and ensemble settings through guided, progressive online and field-based experiences.

  2. Students apply analytical, historical, and culturally responsive skills and knowledge in curriculum development, differentiated planning, informal assessments, and formal evaluations.

  3. Students demonstrate skills and knowledge of directing, rehearsing, and performing in vocal, wind, string, or percussion instruments.

  4. Students utilize formative and summative assessment and evaluation strategies responding to each of their student's needs.

  5. Students will meet all the standards set forth by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education and Human Services.

Selected Outcomes Assessments

  1. Students in the MAT Music Education program demonstrate content knowledge through passing the state-required content assessment (Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators, GACE).
  2. Students in the MAT Music Education program demonstrate content knowledge, skills in planning, assessment, instructional strategies, use of technology, differentiation, and reflection through the Capstone Portfolio Content Assessment.
  3. Students in the MAT Music Education program demonstrate skills in assessment, instructional strategies, use of technology, and differentiated instruction during observed teaching episodes evaluated by a university supervisor and classroom mentor teacher (COEHS Observation Instrument – Candidate Assessment on Performance Standards, CAPS).
  4. Students in the MAT Music Education program demonstrate their ability to positively impact P-12 learning through a teacher work sample (COEHS Impact on P-12 Student Learning Assessment).
  5. Students in the MAT Music Education program demonstrate appropriate teaching dispositions through self-assessment and university supervisor and mentor teacher disposition assessments (COEHS CAPS Dispositions and Self-Assessment of Dispositions Survey).

Go to the Graduate School website and select Our Programs, then select the MAT in Music Education Program. This program is offered fully online as a four-semester track.

A track designed for those who are currently teaching music on a non-renewable/induction certificate is available. The Employed Teacher Track aligns with the regular track with an additional semester to complete MUE 7810 and MUE 7820. These courses replace the Clinical Practice course for non-employed teaching candidates.

Extensive information about the Music Education Program is available in the VSU Music Education Handbook.

Requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching in Music Education Degree

Required Core Courses22
EDUC 29990
MUE 7100
MUE 7101
MUE 71022
MUE 76402
MUE 76502
Select either Teacher Internship or Clinical Practice:6
MUE 7810
& MUE 7820

and
MUE 7790
MUE 7800
MUSC 70401
MUSC 76502
Select one of the following Tracks:15
Choral Track
Instrumental Methods: Select from the following3
MUE 7330
MUE 7340
MUE 7360
MUE 7710
MUE 7720
MUE 7730
MUE 76103
MUE 7750
MUE 73701
MUSC 55112
MUSC 55122
Instrumental Track
Instrumental Methods Courses: Select from the following4
MUE 7330
MUE 7340
MUE 7360
MUE 7710
MUE 7720
MUE 7730
MUE 7370
MUE 7400
MUE 7600
MUE 7700
or MUE 7740
Select one of the following two-course sequences:3
MUSC 5500
& MUSC 5510

and
MUE 5520
& MUE 5521

and
MUSC 6760
Total Hour required for the Degree36