About this course
The Master of Music Education (MM Ed) degree provides teacher preparation at the master's degree level for qualified candidates who hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a major in music education. For those without a B.M.E. or music certification, please contact the graduate coordinator for more information. The 33-hour degree program prepares persons for T-5 certification to teach music in grades P-12. The program of study is divided into three sections: Music, Music Education, and General Electives, which are taken from a list of music, music education, and general education courses. The degree is designed to be completed in four semesters (summer, fall, spring, and summer) and some courses are evening courses and/or on-line courses in order to accommodate the schedule of in-service music educator. The program is accredited by NASM (National Association of Schools of Music) and has current students and alumni who are employed by multiple georgia school districts.
- Hold a baccalaureate degree in music education from an accredited institution and present evidence of probable success in graduate work. Other bachelor degrees in music can be considered on an individual basis but additional coursework may be required.
- Interview with the Graduate Coordinator
- Audition for placement in the appropriate applied instruction (only if applied study is requested as an elective).
- Resume/Curriculum Vita: A brief account of your education, experience (administrative, teaching, teaching-related, include any experience working with children), other work experience, activities/skills, etc.
- One official copy of all transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions should be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office at the time of application or at least eight weeks prior to the start of classes.
- 500 Word Applicant Statement: This statement should include your objectives and frank observations of your professional and personal strengths and weaknesses, and any significant professional experiences or honors, and any other information you think important.
- Test Scores: All master's applicants must submit results of the GACE II scores with passing grades as required by the state of Georgia. Xerox copies of GACE score results are acceptable and should be included with application packet. Students may submit official GRE General Test scores in lieu of GACE II. If you have not taken either of these at the time of application, please have the scores forwarded to Georgia College (School Code 5252). An acceptance letter and/or assistantship offer will not be sent without GACE II or official GRE General Test scores.
- Three letters of recommendation from persons outside the university who have knowledge of the candidate's ability to work with children and adolescents and/or potential as a graduate student (forms will be provided by Graduate Admissions). The forms should be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office (forms may be mailed or faxed).
- International Applicants: Applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to submit a TOEFL score.
- Graduate Assistantships: (Full tuition and a 9-month stipend) are available. These assistantships are based on talent and merit, not financial need. The final recommendation for an assistantship is made by the music education faculty.