Master of Music Education

The Department of Music Offers instruction in Music and Music Education leading to the Master of Music Education degree. The Master of Music Education degree is offered for music educators who wish to further develop their competence in music teaching and to enhance their credentials in the music education profession. These studies are designed to explore the materials and methodology of musical instruction in depth and to develop the ability to understand and evaluate research in music and music education. 

Master of Music Education 

Departmental Requirements in addition to University Requirements for Admission, Retention and Graduation 

Special Admission Requirements 

Students must have completed an undergraduate major in Music Education and hold or be eligible for the Georgia T-4 teacher certification. Students with Bachelor of Music degrees with majors other than Music Education may be admitted with the provision that the Georgia T-4 certification must be achieved before the M.M.E. can be awarded. 

In addition to the University requirements for admission to graduate study, three letters of recommendation from present or previous professional education supervisors must be provided by the applicant for admission to the Master of Music Education degree program. These letters may be from administrators, student teaching supervisors, or university faculty instructors of music education courses completed by the applicant. For applicants who have full-time teaching experience, one of the letters of recommendation must be from a supervising principal. 

Applicants for admission to the Master of Music Education program may elect to the Miller Analogies Test as an alternative to the Graduate Record Examination. The minimum acceptable Miller Analogies Test score for regular admission to the M.M.E. program is 30. 

Students will complete a diagnostic examination during the first semester of study to aid in the planning of courses. Any deficiencies identified in the diagnostic examination must be remedied by undergraduate coursework.  Requirements for admission to the Master of Music Education degree program are reconsidered annually by the Graduate Committee of the Department of Music through a review of the records of all the graduate students enrolled in the M.M.E. program. 

Special Retention Requirements 

The maximum load of regular full-time students during any semester is 12 hours and 9 hours for graduate assistants. Students employed full-time outside the Department of Music may enroll for no more than 4 hours. Enrollment during the first or second session of the Summer term may not exceed one half of the maximum load for the full Summer term. Any exception to the maximum load limits must be approved by the Advisor and the Head of the Department of Music. 

Special Graduation requirements 

During the term which the coursework is completed, or thereafter, students must successfully complete written and oral portions of the Comprehensive Examination before receiving the M.M.E. A description of the procedures for administration of the comprehensive Examination is available in the music department office. 

Selected Educational Outcomes 

1. Demonstrated knowledge of the historical and sociological foundations of music education in the United States. 2. Demonstrated understanding of educational psychology in music 3. Demonstrated understanding of the methodology of music teaching. 4. Demonstrated competence in historical and theoretical studies in music. 5. Demonstrated understanding of the methodology of research in music education. 

Examples of Outcome Assessments 

Students will demonstrate the desired educational outcomes through the satisfactory completion of a Comprehensive Examination, including writien and oral components, covering all graduate courses taken. p

Requirements for the Master of Music Education degree 

Required Core Courses..........................................................10 hours 

LEAD 7210 Ethics and Law.........................................1 hour

RSCH 7100 Research Methodology in Education...........3 hours

MUE 7000 Issues and Trends in Music Education..........3 hours

PSYC 7010 Learning and Assessment...........................3 hours

Required Courses in Music and Music Education..................15 hours

MUSC 7010 Music Theory..........................................3 hours

MUSC 7020 Music History..........................................3 hours

MUE 7640 General Music Curriculum..........................3 hours

MUE 7680 Foundations of Music Education.................3 hours

One of the Following:

MUE 7610 or MUE 7600...................................3 hours

Guided electives.................................................................... 11 hours

Total Required for the degree.............................................. 36 hours


Thesis Option 

Students who choose to complete a thesis in the Guided Electives area of the M.M.E. program will follow the process outlined below. 

1. The Student will consult with the academic advisor about the thesis project. 

2. With the approval of the advisor, the student will submit a proposal describing the thesis project of the consideration of the Department of Music Graduate Committee. 

3. When approved by the advisor and the Committee, the student will register for MUE 7999 Thesis, three hours credit, for two consecutive semesters, or a total of 6 hours. A grade of incomplete will be recorded for MUE 7999 until the thesis is completed and approved.

4. The thesis project will be completed by the student with the assistance of a Faculty Supervisor, assigned by the ifead of the Department of Music on the recommendation of the advisor. 

5. When complete, the thesis will be submitted to the Graduate Committee by the advisor for final approval. 

For additional information, contact the Head of the Department of Music

or the Dean of the Graduate School.