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 M.A.T. 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; recommended 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 bachelor's degree or specific music education content required. For specific admission requirements, contact the School of Music.

Professional Education Requirements:
Course #     DescriptionCredit Hours
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 OR2
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 completed with a 3.0 cumulative GPA; 2.5 GPA in the 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

Assistant Professor

Robert Amchin

Professor

Jack Ashworth

Professor

Jerry W. Ball

Professor Emeritus

Ansyn Banks

Assistant Professor

Paul R. Brink

Professor Emeritus

Greg Byrne

Professor

Jean Christensen

Professor Emerita

Anne Marie de Zeeuw

Professor

Melvin Dickinson

Professor Emeritus

Christopher Doane

Professor

Francis Fuge

Professor Emerita

Donn Everette Graham

Professor Emeritus

Karl-Werner Guempel

Professor Emeritus

Kent Hatteberg

Professor

D. Bruce Heim

Professor

John Jones

Associate Professor

Brenda E. Kee

Professor Emerita

Herbert Koerselman

Professor

John LaBarbera

Professor

Kimcherie Lloyd

Associate Professor

Lee Luvisi

Professor Emeritus

Daniel McAninch

Professor Emeritus

Peter McHugh

Professor Emeritus

Naomi Oliphant

Professor

Seow-Chin Ong

Professor

Acton Ostling

Professor Emeritus

J. Patrick Rafferty

Professor

Steve Rouse

Professor

Marc Satterwhite

Professor

Brett Shuster Associate

Professor

Richard Spalding

Professor Emeritus

Frederick Speck

Professor

Dallas Tidwell

Professor

Edith Davis Tidwell

Professor

Gerald Tolson

Professor

Michael Tracy

Professor

Michael Tunnell

Professor

Loren Waa

Professor Emerita

Krista Wallace-Boaz

Associate Professor

Robert Weaver

Professor Emeritus

Krzysztof Wolek

Assistant Professor

Paul York

Professor