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Character Description

The Doctor of Education with a major in music education provides advanced professional training in music pedagogy appropriate for careers in teaching, administration, research, and other educational services.

Degree Description

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) with a major in music education is a joint program of the College of Education and the School of Music. The program of study includes music education, music history, music theory, professional education, and research. The objective of the degree is to provide advanced professional training in music pedagogy appropriate for careers in teaching, administration, research, and other educational services. The Ed.D. is usually regarded as necessary for those seeking positions as high-level administrators in public or private schools or as college faculty members.

To merit a degree of Doctor of Education in Music Education, students acquire advanced knowledge of the historical, philosophical, and pedagogical foundations of the field, as well as the ability to interpret, evaluate, and conduct research in the fields of general education and music education. Specifically, students acquire:

  • advanced knowledge of the historical, philosophical, and pedagogical foundations of the field, as well as the ability to interpret, evaluate, and conduct research in the fields of general education and music education
  • an advanced knowledge of the historical periods of Western European music in terms of genres, forms, styles, composers, and performance practice;
  • an advanced knowledge of common practices and contemporary theoretical concepts and structures and an ability to apply these in the processes of harmonic and formal analyses and composition;
  • an advanced knowledge of music bibliography including the repositories of original manuscripts and writings.

Degree Awarded: EdD

Degree Code: EDD_MUED

School/College: College of Education

Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7101

706-542-6446

Academic Department: School of Music

250 River Road
Athens, GA 30602-7287

Graduate Coordinator: Adrian Childs

706-621-6137

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