Selected Learning Outcomes​

  1. Students will teach music at various levels to different age groups and in a variety of classroom and ensemble settings through guided experiences, including student teaching and field experience.

  2. Students will apply analytical and historical knowledge to curriculum development, lesson planning, and daily classroom and performance activities.

  3. Students will demonstrate skills in and functional knowledge of conducting, rehearsing, and performance in either wind, string, and percussion instruments or voice.

  4. Students will apply assessment and evaluation strategies in lesson and rehearsal planning and implementation.

  5. Students will meet all the standards set forth by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) for the professional degree in music education.

  6. 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 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 program demonstrate content knowledge, skills in planning, assessment, instructional strategies, use of technology, classroom management, differentiation, advocacy, and self-teaching reflection through the Capstone Portfolio Content Assessment.
  3. Students in the MAT Music program demonstrate pedagogical content knowledge and knowledge of evidence-based strategies through development of lesson plans identifying use of research-validated procedures and effective content pedagogy (Teacher Performance Assessment Portfolio, edTPA).
  4. Students in the MAT Music program demonstrate skills in assessment, instructional strategies, use of technology, and monitoring and modifying instruction during observed teaching episodes evaluated by a university supervisor and classroom mentor teacher (COEHS Observation Instrument – Candidate Assessment on Performance Standards, CAPS).
  5. Students in the MAT Music program demonstrate their ability to positively impact P-12 learning through a teacher work sample (COEHS Impact on P-12 Student Learning Assessment).
  6. Students in the MAT Music 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 click on Our Programs, then click on M.A.T. in Music Education Program for information on

  • Specific M.A.T. Program Admission Requirements
  • M.A.T. Program Retention, Dismissal, and Readmission Policies
  • M.A.T. Program Graduation Requirements

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

Required Core Courses21
MUE 2999Entry to the Education Profession0
MUE 7100Professional Development Seminar I: Foundations3
MUE 7101Professional Development Seminar II: Clinical Practice1
MUE 7102Professional Development Seminar III: Capstone2
MUE 7640General Music Curriculum3
MUE 7790Clinical Practice in Music Education6
MUE 7800Practicum in Music3
MUSC 7040Technology for Teachers1
MUSC 7650Graduate Conducting2
Select one of the following Tracks:15
Choral Track
Instrumental Methods: Select from the following2
Percussion Methods
Low Brass Methods
String Methods
Flute, Clarinet, and Saxophone Methods
Oboe and Bassoon Methods
HIgh Brass Methods
MUE 7610Choral Curriculum3
MUE 7750Advanced Vocal Pedagogy2
MUSC 5101Graduate Diction I2
MUSC 5102Graduate Diction II2
MUSC 5511Choral Literature I2
MUSC 5512Choral Literature II2
Instrumental Track
Instrumental Methods Courses: Select from the following5
Percussion Methods
Low Brass Methods
String Methods
Flute, Clarinet, and Saxophone Methods
Oboe and Bassoon Methods
HIgh Brass Methods
MUE 7370Vocal Methods1
MUE 7400Instrument Repair1
MUE 7600Instrumental Music Curriculum2
MUE 7700Marching Band Techniques2
or MUE 7740 Advanced String Pedagogy
MUSC 5500Band Literature I1
or MUSC 5520 Symphonic Literature I
MUSC 5510Band Literature II2
or MUSC 5521 Symphonic Literature II
MUSC 6760Jazz Pedagogy1
Total Hour required for the Degree36