Our EdD degree is designed for curriculum leaders who may hold other roles in schools.
The Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Music Education is a rigorous, collaborative, interdisciplinary program between the departments of Early Childhood Education and Middle and Secondary Education in the College of Education and the School of Music in the College of the Arts.This program offers an interdisciplinary approach across pre-kindergarten through secondary levels in multiple content areas. The degree is designed for curriculum leaders who may hold other roles in schools (such as assistant principals, classroom teachers, coaches, curriculum developers, department chairs, principals, subject/content area coordinators at the school or county level, and clinical faculty).Students who complete this degree and the Georgia State approved content assessment will be eligible for the new Curriculum and Instruction service certificate at the S7 level. Students must hold a valid clear and renewable, level 4 or higher Georgia Teaching (T), Service (S), Technical Specialist (TS), or Leadership (L or PL) certificate at time of admission in your field of study, complete a minimum of 9 hours of concentration coursework (must align with previously held certification/endorsement field).Embracing the principles of social justice, the Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction emphasizes innovation, diversity, and advocacy in PK-12 settings.
This post master’s degree emphasizes the development of research skills and high levels of practice in the teaching and learning of music, particularly in school settings. Applicants must demonstrate strong potential for conducting successful research and a record of exemplary teaching.Students pursue studies in research methodology, music education and a cognate area consistent with background and interests. Ph.D. recipients are prepared to teach in colleges and universities, to provide curriculum leadership in schools or to work in the education programs of cultural and arts organizations. Students are expected to commit at least one academic year to full-time study. An extensive original research project (dissertation) is required. The degree is offered by the College of Education in cooperation with the School of Music.
School of Music coordinates both graduate and undergraduate admissions. Students seeking an undergraduate degree will apply through university admissions and receive additional support from the central office.