Music Education

Combined Five-Year B.A./M.A.T.

A combined Five-Year Music Education Program ­– Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) is designed for students interested in active careers as practicing musicians and educators. Students enrolled in the program will receive a liberal arts education focusing on one of the Music Program concentrations: Composition and Music Technology, Theories and Histories, Performance, or Music Education. During the fourth year of the combined program, students will be taking classes toward their M.A.T. degree.

The fifth year of the combined program (Fall and Spring) will be focused on practice and supervised by a teacher licensed to teach music. The program aligns with the NJ Department of Education code requirements. Upon completion of the M.A.T. program, students will receive their initial license to teach in public and private schools.

To successfully transition into the M.A.T. program during their senior year of undergraduate studies, students must take three M.A.T Program classes and complete the following requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree (graduation the year of entering into the A.T. program)
  2. 3.0 GPA in Bachelor’s degree or higher
  3. NJ DOE approved basic skills assessment – Praxis CORE or equivalent
  4. Praxis IIin desired licensure area
  5. Current NJ Substitute license
  6. Two letters of recommendation
  7. Personal statement

For more information about the Master of Arts in Teaching program contact M.A.T. Main Office.