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Streeks, Richard Paul
Administrative Coordinator

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Performing Arts 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016-8053 United States

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Five-Year Music BA and Teaching MAT

American University’s School of Education and Department of Performing Arts are thrilled to offer students the opportunity to earn both a Bachelor of Arts in Music (BA) and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) through a bachelor’s/master’s program.

The undergraduate focus will be on non-traditional forms of music education oriented toward low-income, at-risk, student populations, and will include internships that work directly with these students. This path will be ideal for future teachers interested in this cohort of students, policy making, and education reform.

Students enrolled in the combined bachelor’s/master’s program may share up to 9 credits between their bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The shared credits must be taken at the graduate level and must meet the degree requirements for each degree.  

Students should formally apply to the MAT program after completing 75 credits, and before completing 90 credits, at the bachelor’s level. To be considered for the program, students must have taken at least 12 credit hours in Education, including Schools and Society (EDU-205), Social Justice and Urban Education (EDU-280), Education for International Development (EDU-285), and Theories of Educational Psychology and Human Development (EDU-420).

Music Program Contact

For more information, please contact our Music Program Director:
Sean Doyle,

Admission & Advising

Students should discuss their interest in the program with the academic advisor for the Music (BA) before submitting a formal application and after reviewing university requirements and processes: