Master of Music Education
The Online Master of Music Education is designed to meet the educational and professional needs of in-service music teachers while maintaining a liberal arts focus. We prepare students to accommodate the needs of various learners and communities and provide support to enhance pedagogical and leadership skills. This is a music education specific program in which students engage in pedagogy, history, theory, research, teaching, and performance. We offer specialized courses to meet the unique needs of teachers in elementary school music education, choral music education, or instrumental music education.
B)Transcript(s): Official copies of all transcripts from previous undergraduate and graduate institutions should be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office. Transcripts must show a baccalaureate degree (3.0 GPA) in music education. Other bachelor degrees in music may be considered but may require additional coursework. Applicants with lower than a 2.5 GPA in music courses may gain provisional admission. (Students with provisional status are ineligible for financial aid.) Earning at least a 3.0 GPA in the first semester will result in movement to regular admission status.
C)References: Three references from persons outside the university who can describe the candidate's ability to work with music learners and/or candidate’s potential as a graduate student.
D)Resume/Curriculum Vita: A brief account of your education, experience, activities/skills, etc.
E)500 Word Applicant Statement: This statement should include professional and personal strengths and weaknesses, significant professional experiences, and any other information you think important. You may use the questions below to guide your efforts.
Why are you pursuing a MME?
What do you hope to gain from the experience?
Describe professional experiences or achievements.
What areas do you wish to explore?
What areas do you hope to improve?
F)Test Scores: choose one or more of the following to submit.
GACE music assessments or Praxis II Music test scores or any music specific tests for certification.
GRE scores: For all applicants, there is no minimum required combined score, but it is recommended that the combined GRE score (i.e. the Verbal section score plus Quantitative section score) be above 1000.
Valid, renewable Georgia teaching certificate
G)Interview with the Graduate Coordinator regarding your education and philosophy of music education.