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Graduate Degrees

 

Master of Music Education
(Available at the Milledgeville Campus)

MISSION 

The mission of the Master of Music Education, as guided by the Department of Music at Georgia College, is to provide a complete music education through a competency based academic and artistic curriculum. The Master of Music Education degree will allow students to continue to develop as musicians and to expand and extend the study of the musical development of children and adolescents at an advanced level. The continuing education beyond the bachelor’s level will give certified in-service and pre-service teachers the tools to add a dimension to student’s lives found only through the arts.

Degree requirements for the Master of Music Education

Contact Information
Dr. Jennifer M. Flory
Graduate Coordinator for Music Education
Georgia College  
Campus Box 66 
Milledgeville, GA 31061 
478-445-4839

jennifer.flory@gcsu.edu

 

Applicants for admission to the program leading to the Master of Music Education degree must comply with the general requirements of the University System and the University as described in the catalog.  Consideration for admission will be given to applicants who hold a baccalaureate degree in music education from a regionally accredited institution and who 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.  The application procedures for the Master of Music Education program are listed below.

Graduate Application Procedures for Master of Music Education at Georgia College

  1. GC Graduate Application 
  2. Transcript(s): 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 admission deadline. Transcripts must show a baccalaureate degree in music education from an accredited institution and present evidence of probable success in graduate work. Other bachelor degrees in music may be considered on an individual basis but additional coursework may be required. Any applicants with lower than a 2.5 GPA in music courses may gain provisional admission and once they earn at least a 3.0 GPA their first semester (no more than 12 hours), they will be moved to regular admission.
  3. Recommendations: Three recommendations are required 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 (form is available at this website: http://graduate.gcsu.edu/futurestudents/admissions/applicationprocess).
  4. 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.
  5. 500-Word Applicant Statement: Here are some questions to consider when writing your statement.
    1. Why are you pursuing a Master of Music Education?
    2. What do you hope to get out of the experience?
    3. What significant professional experiences or achievements have you had?
    4. What are areas do you wish to further explore?
    5. What areas will you focus on for skills development or improvement?
    6. Is there anything else you wish to share?
  6. Test Scores: choose one or more of the following to submit.
    1. Summary from Georgia PSC website showing passing scores on Music section for valid Georgia teaching certificate.
    2. GACE II or Praxis II Music test scores or any music specific tests for certification.
    3. GRE scores: For all applicants, there is no minimum required combined score but it is recommended that the combined GRE score (i.e. the Verbal section score plus the Quantitative section score) be above 1000.
    4. If any music test scores are more than 10 years old, the applicant must take a Music Theory Diagnostic exam.
  7. Submission of a video-recorded lesson or rehearsal with written lesson plan (minimum of 30 minutes of instruction).
  8. Interview with the Graduate Coordinator: Here are some questions to consider prior to your interview.
    1. What is your philosophy of music education?
    2. What is your greatest strength in the classroom?
    3. How do you hope to use the skills and knowledge gained from your MME to make your students better learners?
    4. Why do you want to attend Georgia College?
  9. Admission to the Georgia College Master of Music Education program is determined as a result of a comprehensive file review process involving a number of review criteria.
  10. A limited number of graduate assistantships are offered to departments with graduate degree programs, as well as to other administrative offices. See http://www.gcsu.edu/graduate/assistantships.htm for more information.

 

All application items should be mailed, emailed, or faxed to the Graduate Admissions Office

Campus Box 107

Milledgeville, GA 31061

grad-admit@gcsu.edu
Toll Free: 800-342-0471 (in Ga.)
Phone: 478-445-6289

Fax: 478-445-1336

Application Deadlines

July 1 - Fall Semester
Nov 15 - Spring Semester
April 1 - Maymester
April 1 - Summer Semester

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