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NEW Degree Master of Arts in Teaching Music starting Fall 2021.


The University of Alabama in Huntsville is excited to announce a new graduate degree in music education. The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT P-12) Music degree allows individuals with any Bachelor’s degree in Music (BA, BM, BS) to complete a Master’s Degree and earn an Alabama Class A teaching license in Choral or Instrumental Music. 

We are currently recruiting the first cohort of students for this degree to begin Fall 2021. Many of the courses are online or offered in person in the late afternoon and evening to accommodate working professionals. The first music course in the program will be offered online this summer, MUSIC 611: Survey of Music History with Dr. Carolyn Sanders.  

Eligible students must successfully audition for the Department of Music on their primary instrument, have at least a 3.0 undergraduate cumulative GPA, and present a passing score on the Praxis II Music Exam. The required Praxis exam is test code 5113, and students must earn a qualifying score of 161 or higher. 

The Master of Arts in Teaching Music is offered in conjunction with the College of Education. The course of study includes graduate music courses, professional education courses in the College of Education, classes in music learning and teaching, and practicum opportunities. 

The academic advisor for the MAT and all teaching certifications is Ms.Chantaye Robinson-Jones of the College of Education. Please refer general inquiries about the degree program and music courses to Dr. Dave Ragsdale, Department of Chair of the Department of Music. 


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