The Professional Music Teacher Education (PMTE) program is an intensive one-year program of study for those seeking to become licensed music teachers while also earning a master's degree. Opportunities are available for students interested in early childhood, elementary, middle level, and secondary music educations. Students may focus on choral conducting, instrumental conducting, general music, and/or some combination of these choices. Our graduates have remarkable rates of employment success as well as excellent retention rates in the field of music teaching. Two degree options are currently available, a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS). We will help you select the degree that best works for you.
Applications are due the first week in January each year. PMTE applications will be available for downloading in November from our web site. Interviews and auditions will be held in February, and new students may begin graduate work in the summer or fall immediately following. Successful applicants will hold a baccalaureate degree in music or music education and show a minimum of 3.0 on their last 90 credits of college courses. In addition, applicants must show passing scores on the following tests as required by the Teachers Standards and Licensure Committee:
NES Music, NES Essential Academic Skills, and NES Protecting Students' Civil Rights.