Music Education M.M.Ed.

Georgia College’s MMED Distance Learning program is designed to meet the educational and professional needs of in-service music teachers while maintaining a liberal arts focus. Through a liberal arts education, we prepare students for the needs of various learners and communities, provide support to enhance pedagogical and leadership skills, and encourage personal identity as policy-makers in music education. This is a music education specific program in which students engage in pedagogy, history, theory, research, and teaching performance. We do not have any more specific specializations, because we want students from various backgrounds, teaching levels, and musical specializations to learn from each other. This allows students to collaborate in a true liberal arts exchange during most courses.  We offer a few specialized courses to meet the specific needs of teachers in elementary school music education, choral music education, or instrumental music education. 

Students in the MMED Distance Learning program will engage in varied creative endeavors. Throughout the program they will develop new curricula, engage in action and/or scholarly research, and develop new musical and/or pedagogical research that contributes to the body of knowledge and practice. In the capstone, they will select a project from one of their courses, refine it, and submit it for publication and/or presentation in appropriate venues. Students engage with in-service and pre-service teachers from many different areas, specializations, and backgrounds in a variety of music education related courses. Courses such as Community and Philosophical Music Perspectives, and American Music and Politics are specifically designed to challenge preconceived notions of the role music education plays in society. This expansion of thought contributes to our student’s preparation for the profession. Graduates from this program are prepared to become policy makers and exemplars in music teaching. 

There are no residence requirements in this distance-learning program. This program requires 30 hours of course study, publication or presentation of a capstone project, and a comprehensive exam. The courses included in this program include:

MUED 6300 Technology in Music Education

MUED 6020 Curriculum and Assessment

MUSC 6100 Graduate Theory and Analysis

MUSC 6640 American Music and Politics

MUED 6800 Research in Music Education

MUSC 6650 Jazz History

MUED 6400 Community and Philosophical Music Perspectives

MUED 6040 Curriculum Development – includes capstone project and comprehensive exam

Choose one MUED and one MUSC from the following:

  • MUED 6909 Elementary Music Techniques
  • MUED 6919 Choral Techniques
  • MUED 6929 Instrumental Techniques
  • MUSC 6509 Elementary Musical Performance
  • MUSC 6519 Choral Literature and History
  • MUSC 6529 Wind Band Literature and History

 

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Department of Music
202 Porter Hall  |  Campus Box 66
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: (478) 445-8289
Fax: (478) 445-1633