Music Education (MMEd)
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.
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.
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.