Master of Arts in Teaching in Music Education

Major: EDMU
Degree Awarded: MAT
Unit: GE
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/mat-me

Program Information

The MAT Program enables graduate students to earn their initial teaching certification for Kentucky, grades P-12. The teacher candidates learn to teach through instruction in pedagogy, child development, special education, technology and diversity.

The Department of Teaching and Learning is committed to the highest standards of professional preparation. Our programs have sought and received national accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Graduates of initial teacher certification programs at the University of Louisville begin their teaching careers secure in the knowledge that they have been prepared for the real world of classrooms through a rigorous teacher preparation program.

The School of Music provides each student with a copy of the Handbook for Graduate Music Students. Students are expected to read the School of Music handbook and the University Graduate Catalog, and to follow regulations and procedures regarding their specific degree program at the University of Louisville.

Curriculum

Initial Assessment: Admission to School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies and Teacher Education; minimum undergraduate degree GPA 2.75, Minimum GRE scores as required by EPSB; three letters of recommendation; professional statement; Praxis II content exam (middle/secondary); dispositions self-assessment; signed Professional Code of Ethics/Technology User Agreement/Statement of Understanding of Admissions Guidelines; Bachelors degree, "C" or higher in English 102 and oral communication course; and acceptable interview.

Prerequisites: Completion of the Pre-Teacher Education courses:  ECPY 507/607 Learning Theory and Human Growth and Development, EDTP 502/602 Exploring Teaching within the Socio-Cultural Context of P-12 Schools, and MUED 556 Special Methods.  Appropriate Bachelors degree or specific Music Education content required. For specific admission requirements, contact the School of Music.

Professional Education Requirements:

 

MUED  628  Qualitative Research Methods2
MUED  629  Foundations of Music Education2
MUED  630  Quantitative Research Methods in Music Education2
MUED  639  Learning Theories in Music Education2
MUS 511/611  Applied Music OR2
MUS 659  Conducting
MUS 512/612  Applied Music OR
2
MUS 660  Conducting
Exit Requirements:
MUED 607  Student Teaching Seminar3
MUED 609  Capstone Seminar (Second semester of student teaching)*
3
MUED 610  Music Student Teaching in the Elementary/Secondary Schools I (CE)*6
MUED 611  Music Student Teaching in the Elementary/Secondary Schools II (CE)*6
Minimum total credit hours
30

*Electronic documentation of 200 hours of diverse and approved field experiences required prior to student teaching.

Certification Exit Assessment:

B- or better in student teaching; satisfactory portfolio; passing score on Praxis, all certification and degree coursework competed with a 3.0 cumulative GPA; 2.5 GPA in content area.

Degree Exit Assessment:

B- or better in each student teaching placement,certification exit requirements plus a satisfactorily updated portfolio, and a 3.0 GPA overall.

Degree Candidacy: If not enrolled during the semester in which you are graduating, you must register for degree candidacy as outlined in the graduate catalog, http://louisville.edu/graduatecatalog/academic-policies-procedures-and-requirements, under the section called "academic policies and requirements".

Praxis Disclaimer: Teacher certification requirements are subject to change.  Before registering for certification test(s), please refer to the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) website at www.epsb.ky.gov or http://www.ets.org/praxis/ky for current requirements.

Faculty

Amy Acklin
Associate Professor

Director of Marching Band

Robert Amchin
Professor

Distinguished Teaching Professor

Jack Ashworth

Professor Emeritus

Jerry W. Ball

Professor Emeritus

Ansyn Banks

Associate Professor

Randi Bolding

Assistant Professor

Paul R. Brink

Professor Emeritus

Devin Burke

Assistant Professor

Greg Byrne

Professor

Jean Christensen

Professor Emerita

Darcy DeLoach

Associate Professor

Anne Marie de Zeeuw

Professor Emerita

Christopher Doane
Professor

Dean

Caroline Ehman

Assistant Professor

R. Christopher Fitzgerald

Assistant Professor

Donn Everette Graham

Professor Emeritus

Kent Hatteberg
Professor
Director of Choral Activities

University Scholar

D. Bruce Heim
Professor

University Scholar

Rebecca Jemian

Assistant Professor

Brenda E. Kee

Professor Emerita

Sidney King

Assistant Professor

Herbert Koerselman

Dean Emeritus

John LaBarbera

Professor Emeritus

W. Reese Land

Assistant Professor

Kimcherie Lloyd
Professor
Director of Orchestral Studies and Opera

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Lee Luvisi

Professor Emeritus

Stephen Mattingly

Assistant Professor

Daniel McAninch

Professor Emeritus

Peter McHugh

Professor Emeritus

Matthew Nelson

Assistant Professor

Naomi Oliphant
Professor
Associate Dean

Distinguished Teaching Professor

Seow-Chin Ong

Professor

Acton Ostling

Professor Emeritus

J. Patrick Rafferty

Professor

Steve Rouse

Professor

Marc Satterwhite

Professor

Brett Shuster

Professor

Chad Sloan

Assistant Professor

Richard Spalding

Professor Emeritus

Frederick Speck
Professor
Department Chair of Performance Studies

Director of Bands

Edith Davis Tidwell
Professor Emerita

Distinguished Teaching Professor

Gerald Tolson
Professor

Department Chair of Academic and Professional Studies

Michael Tracy

Professor

Krista Wallace-Boaz
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

Assistant Dean of Student Services

Robert Weaver

Professor Emeritus

Krzysztof Wolek

Associate Professor

Mark Yeary

Assistant Professor

Paul York

Professor