M.A.T. in Music Education Courses


This program of study will guide the student in program completion if not certified. Prior to admission to teacher education, the student must pass Praxis I or GACE I and then pass Praxis II or GACE II to receive certification in music education.

42-43 hours of study to complete program

Course Requirements

EDUC 355/655. Exceptional Children is a prerequisite or corequisite for the M.A.T. in Music Education.

Required (18 hours)

(Or show evidence of completion as an undergraduate or another graduate program)

EDUC 601. Instructional Media and Technology..................................................................... 3 hours
EDUC 703. Social, Cultural, and Ethical Perspectives of Education.......................................... 3 hours
EDUC 699. Methods & Interpretation of Educational Research................................................ 3 hours
(or EDSE 696/97/98)
EDUC 642. Critical Thinking and Creativity in the Classroom................................................... 3 hours
EDUC 690. Classroom Management..................................................................................... 3 hours
EDUC 607.  Learning and Cognition....................................................................................... 3 hours
or EDUC 610. Human Growth and Development...................................................................... 3 hours

Apprentice Teaching Sequence (9-10 hours)

MUS 742. Apprentice Teaching in Music................................................................................ 4 hours
MUS 743. Apprentice Teaching in Music................................................................................ 5 hours
or EDEC/SE 744/745. Internship (if teaching in the field).......................................................... 10 hours

Content Courses (12 hours minimum)
(More if candidates show evidence of completion of education courses.)
*MUS 601. Music Education Methods, EC/MG....................................................................... 3 hours
*MUS 602. Music Education Methods, SE............................................................................. 3 hours
**MUS 701. Advanced Study in Music Education..................................................................... 3 hours
MUS 675. Special Topics in Music History (May be repeated for credit)..................................... 3 hours
*MUS 591-692. Applied Music Lessons (May be repeated for credit, 4 hours required) ................ 2 hours each
MUS 636. Advanced Conducting and Literature ....................................................................... 2 hours
MUS 512. Seminar in Music Theory........................................................................................ 3 hours

MUS 650. Applied Pedagogy (vocal, piano, or choral)............................................................... 3 hours

Elective content courses will be determined by advisor and candidate after transcript evaluation, and will be based on candidate’s interests, strengths, and weaknesses.
Participation in at least one ensemble is required each fall and spring semester: 1 hour credit each, 0 hours count toward the degree.

Capstone Presentation (3 hours)

EDUC/MUS 788. Fine Arts Capstone Exhibition/Project........................................................... 3 hours
This course is non-transferable and must be completed at Piedmont College.

*Required Content Courses
**Required if MUS 601 and 602 have been completed on the undergraduate or graduate level. If 601 or 602 (or undergraduate equivalents) have been completed prior to admission to the program, the hours must be satisfied with content area courses.