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M.A.T. Music Education Pre-requisites

Music Education is a field that requires a large variety of competencies specifically related to music instruction.  Since most prospective M.A.T. students will not have taken undergraduate music education courses, the School of Music will evaluate each candidate's prior education and experience to determine which undergraduate courses may be necessary as pre-requisites to the M.A.T. progam.  An individualized list of pre-requisites will be given to each candidate upon acceptance by the School of Music into the program.

Pre-requisites may be satisfied by attending the classes during regular meeting times, by transfer of courses from another institution, or by demonstrating competency in particular areas through individual study or private lessons. Each candidate for the M.A.T. degree must demonstrate competency in the areas required by the School of Music upon acceptance before the M.A.T. degree will be conferred.  In many cases, pre-requisites may be completed in parallel with the coursework for the M.A.T. itself.

A list of undergraduate course competencies that may be required for an M.A.T. candidate is provided below.  

All M.A.T. candidates: 

  • MUS 168 String Methods (1)
  • MUS 283 Music Technology Methods (1)
  • MUS 323 Music in Elementary Schools (2)
  • MUS 324 Music in Middle Schools (2)
  • MUS 470 Orchestration (2)

M.A.T. candidates with a choral/general specialization:

  • MUS 258 Diction for Singers I (1)
  • MUS 259 Diction for Singers II (2)
  • MUS 327 Choral Methods and Materials (3)
  • MUS 428 Choral Conducting (2) 

M.A.T. candidates with an instrumental specialization:

  • MUS 272: Percussion Methods (1)
  • MUS 311 Brass Pedagogy (2)
  • MUS 312 Woodwind Pedagogy (2)
  • MUS 326 Instrumental Methods and Materials (3)
  • MUS 429 Instrumental Conducting (2)

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