Graduate Catalog 2019-2021

Music Education M.M.Ed. (Online)

Dr. Tina Holmes-Davis, Coordinator

E-mail: tina.holmes-davis@gcsu.edu

Mission

The mission of our MMED Distance Learning program is 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. Students from various musical backgrounds, regions, and specialties collaborate in a true liberal arts style during most courses. This is a music education specific program in which students engage in pedagogy, history, theory, research, and performance. Throughout the MMED Distance Learning program students will develop new curricula, engage in action and/or scholarly research, and develop new musical, pedagogical, or research skills that contribute to the body of knowledge and practice.

Regular Admission Requirements

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 earlier in this catalog. Consideration for admission will be given to applicants who hold a baccalaureate degree in music education from a regionally accredited institution or who hold certification in music education and who present evidence of probable success in graduate work. The application procedures for the Master of Music Education program are listed below.

Application Procedures

  1. GC Graduate Application http://www.gcsu.edu/admissions/graduate
  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 application 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 (nor more than 12 hours), they will be moved to regular admission status.
  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 Web site http://www.gcsu.edu/admissions/graduate)
  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: This statement should include your objectives and frank observations of your professional and personal strengths and weaknesses, and any significant professional experiences or honors, and any other information you think important.
    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 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. 8. Interview with the Graduate Coordinator regarding your philosophy of music education. Here are some prompts which may assist.
    1. What is your greatest strength in the classroom?
    2. How do you hope to use the skills and knowledge gained from your MME to make your students better learners?
    3. 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/financialaid/graduate-assistantships for more information.

All application items should be mailed, e-mailed, 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

Conditional Admission

Applicants who apply too late for full consideration for admission or who have not submitted all required documents for evaluation may be assigned conditional admission status. While in this status, a student may register for one semester only by completing a Georgia College Conditional Registration Agreement for Graduate Students; this form requires the signatures of both the student and the graduate coordinator. Any student who registers under this agreement must be admitted either to regular or to provisional status by the end of the first semester of enrollment in order to continue taking courses in the degree program. Students may take no more than 12 semester hours of graduate course work in conditional admission.

Academic Dismissal

If a student’s institutional grade point average remains below 3.0 for two consecutive semesters, the student will fail to meet the requirements for progression and will be dismissed from the program.

Program of Study

The MMEd (Distance Learning) requires 30 hours of study, publication or presentation of a capstone project, and a comprehensive exam. All courses are listed below.

Required Courses

Satisfactorily complete each of the following courses:

MUED 6020Curriculum & Assessment

3

MUED 6040Curriculum Development

3

MUED 6300Technology in Music Education

3

MUED 6400Comm & Phil Music Perspectives

3

MUED 6800Research in Music Education

3

MUSC 6100Graduate Theory & Analysis

3

MUSC 6640American Music & Politics

3

MUSC 6650Jazz History

3

MUED 6909 OR MUED 6919 OR MUED 6929Elementary Music Techniques OR Choral Techniques OR Instrumental Techniques

3

MUSC 6509 OR MUSC 6519 OR MUSC 6529Elementary Musical Performance OR Choral Literature and History OR Wind Band Literature and History

3

Total Credit Hours:30

Total Credit Hours: 30

Advisement

The general advisor of all students in the Master of Music Education program is the Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music Education.

Further Information

Inquiries concerning the nature of the program, the availability of given courses, and the availability of graduate assistantships should be directed to the Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music Education, CBX 066, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA 31061. Telephone: 478-445-4839 or 478-445-4966. Fax: (478) 445-1633. The coordinator's e-mail address istina.holmes-davis@gcsu.edu. Other information can be viewed at http://www.gcsu.edu/artsandsciences/music