2022-2023 Samford University Graduate Catalog 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2022-2023 Samford University Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music (National Board Cohort) (M.M.E.)

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The master of music education in music with national board cohort (M.M.E.-MNBC) is designed specifically for in-service (practicing) music teachers who hold initial (Class B) certification in K-12 music in Alabama. The cohort design requires 15 months of continuous enrollment from start to finish, comprising two summers of full-time study plus part-time studies (fall and spring semesters) during the in-between academic year. The degree concludes with an oral comprehensive exam in the Division of Music. Class A teacher certification is granted by the State of Alabama’s Department of Education and will be issued by ALSDE upon meeting the Alabama Quality Teaching Standards (AQTS). Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for admission to the program.

Music (National Board Cohort): 32 Credits

Total Required Credits: 32

* Must take these courses if not already taken for Class B certification.

** Certification in Orff-Schulwerk Level I (MUSC 5360 ) prerequisite

*** No more than three credits of special studies can be counted toward the degree.

NOTE: Program subject to change if state and/or federal requirements are revised.

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