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Music Education, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Athens, GA, United States
The Master of Music Education is available online, and it prepares certified teachers to assume professional leadership roles in such activities as curriculum design, mentorship, and teacher research. Completion of the degree leads to Georgia Teacher Certification in music at the T-5 level.

Overview

The Master of Music Education (M.M.Ed.) is designed to enhance both practitioner and research skills. The degree prepares certified teachers to assume professional leadership roles in such activities as curriculum design, mentorship, and teacher research. Completion of the degree leads to Georgia Teacher Certification in music at the T-5 level. Students pursuing this degree are particularly encouraged to enroll in the online delivery format—for a complete description of this online degree, see the curriculum website. This program is also available via the SEAT Program (Summer Educational Advancement for Teachers, http://www.music.uga.edu/seat-program), a special matriculation plan for in-service teachers that allows the degree to be earned in three summer sessions with minimal course work during the year.

The programme

To merit a degree of Master of Music Education, students will acquire the knowledge of the historical, philosophical, sociological, psychological, and pedagogical foundations of general education and music education.

Specifically, students will acquire: • an ability to interpret, evaluate, and conduct research in general education and music education; • a knowledge of and the ability to apply advanced and specialized teaching methodologies appropriate for elementary and secondary music education programs; • a knowledge of and the ability to apply the process of curriculum design for elementary and secondary school music education programs; • a knowledge of organizational techniques required to administer an extended elementary/secondary music program in a public-school system; • a knowledge of the historical periods of Western European music and music of the contemporary period in terms of genres, forms, styles, composers, and performance practice; and • a knowledge of common practices and contemporary theoretical concepts and structures and the ability to apply these in the processes of harmonic and formal analyses and composition.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, University of Georgia (UGA) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application for admission
  • Application-processing fee
  • Transcripts
  • Entrance test scores
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Certification of finances forms (international applicants)
  • Any supplemental material required by the department

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24692 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24692 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 720 - 1170 USD/month
    Living Costs

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