M.A.T. in Music Education

Interested in becoming a music teacher?

The MAT in Music Education could be your start to an exciting and fulfilling career in teaching!

The CEHD offers programs that share the common theme of "Teaching for Knowledge, Leadership and Change: Enabling Success for all Learners" in keeping with the belief that if teachers are to help their students become masterful learners, teachers must themselves be learners.

Programs in the CEHD integrate embedded field experiences that align both with program studies and professional education career goals. These experiences are to be mentored and assessed.

Graduates may qualify for certification to teach P-12 in Kentucky.

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For details about curriculum information, see MAT in Music Education in the Graduate Catalog.

Candidates to initial teacher certification programs are required to submit credentials supporting their academic ability, creativity and collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills, positive disposition, and commitment to the teaching profession. These credentials include test scores, transcripts, writing samples, and letters of recommendation which support the candidate's ability to succeed in a rigorous teacher education program. Competitive candidates will be invited to a formal, faculty interview.

Candidates for admission should review the Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Certified Personnel [PDF] and the Character and Fitness Questionnaire [PDF], since candidates will be required to uphold the expectations and requirements of the teaching profession.

Application

Questions about the application should be directed to teacher @ louisville.edu. Candidates will be notified via e-mail regarding the admission decision no later than six weeks after the application deadline. Applicants who are selected for admission will receive information about a mandatory orientation session.

Application Deadlines

University of Louisville Music Education students applying for the MAT program should have already applied, and been accepted, to the College of Education and Human Development teacher education program. The teacher education admission deadline occurs February 1st each year and the application is typically submitted in the Spring semester of the sophomore year. For more information about this process, please click on the "how to apply" tab at louisville.edu/education/degrees/bme.

All students must be admitted to teacher education to enroll in MUED course work.

University of Louisville undergraduate students who plan to pursue the MAT program will submit an on-line graduate application during the last semester of their senior year. Please see Admission Criteria below.

Application deadline: March 1st for Fall admission

Admission Criteria for application to the MAT program

Candidates who meet the following criteria may be eligible to apply to the Master of Arts in Teaching program. Candidates considering application to the MAT program should contact Dr. Robert Amchin (502-852-0536) prior to applying for admission. Admission is competitive. Candidates who meet minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed admission to the program.

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  1. Application to Graduate School/MAT Program
  2. Official Test Scores; Minimum required: Verbal – 150, Quantitative – 143, Analytical Writing – 4.0 OR PRAXIS I PPST Official Scores: Minimum required: Reading-176, Writing-174, Math-174. Scores may not be more than 5 years old at the start of the program.
  3. PRAXIS II exams (official scores or registration ticket)
  4. Bachelor's Degree from Accredited College or University with a Minimum 2.75 Grade Point Average (University of Louisville students are not required to submit a UofL transcript)
  5. Prerequisite Course Requirements
  6. Letters of Recommendation (Letters submitted previously with teacher education application may be used.).
  7. Professional Statement (Professional Statement submitted previously with teacher education application may be used.).
  8. Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Test Result Form [PDF] (send completed form directly to teacher @ louisville.edu)

Contact Us

School of Music
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Office: 502-852-0536

Middle and Secondary Education Department email: midscnd@louisville.edu

Music Education Faculty

Opportunities for Graduates

Graduates may qualify for certification to teach P-12 in Kentucky.

General Information

For general information on financial aid resources, please visit the University of Louisville's Student Financial Aid office. The College of Education and Human Development has it's own web page dedicated to financial aid that contains some extra information not listed here.

When considering the cost of higher education, please consider the following items:

Awards can be combined with institutional aid up to the University's total direct cost of attendance. Direct costs include tuition, room, board, and books. The University of Louisville is required to adhere to all federal, state, and institutional guidelines. Policy information is available on-line at UofL's Student Financial Aid office.

College of Education & Human Development (CEHD) Scholarship

The CEHD has a long history of offering scholarships to prospective and current students pursuing an education degree program. The CEHD provides over $225,000 annually and selects recipients three times per year. Scholarship selection is competitive and applies to tuition only. Apply online for a CEHD Scholarship before the deadline (March 1st, June 1st and/or October 1st). Applicants should expect notification in four to five weeks after the posted deadline.

TEACH Grant

Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides up to $4,000 per year to those who intend to teach in a public or private elementary school that serves students from low-income families. Teachers must be certified in a high-need field. (Amount is pro-rated based on part-time or full-time status up to a maximum of $8,000 for graduate students.)

Applicants must complete the FAFSA (although financial need is not required) and be admitted to a teacher certification program. Applicants must score above the 75th percentile on a college admission test or maintain a cumulative gpa of 3.25 for eligibility.

Recipients must teach for a minimum of four years within eight calendar years of completing the teacher certification program. Those who fail to complete the service obligation must re-pay the loan, with interest charged form the first date of disbursement.

Minority Teacher Scholarship Program

Since 1985, the Minority Teacher Recruitment Project (MTRP) has been addressing the shortage of minority teachers in our nation's classrooms. The program is a partnership among the University of Louisville's College of Education and Human Development, the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), and the schools of the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC).

Scholarships of up to $5,000 annually are available to qualifying full- or part-time students of color pursuing initial teacher certification at UofL. Visit the MTRP webpage to view more information about the scholarship program.