Music Education (Grades K–12)

As a music education candidate, you will work with children, adolescents, and teenagers at multiple grade levels and be inspired by their curiosity, questions, intelligence, and unique ways of being.

The M.A.T. program purposefully integrates intentional school-based placements in local public schools with coursework focused on learning to plan, teach, assess, and actively develop cultural competence.

Upon completion of this one-year program you will earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and a Washington State residency certificate in K–12 music education, certifying you to teach kindergarten through grade 12. Explore the music pathways offered below.

I graduated from Puget Sound with a degree in music education.
Pathway A


I graduated from another institution with a degree in music.
Pathway B


Strong Mentoring

School-based and faculty mentors intentionally support your growth as an educator.

Collaborative Cohort

M.A.T. colleagues and small classes provide you opportunities for sustained and meaningful collaborative engagement.

Personalized Teaching Placements

School-based experiences are tailored to your goals and interests.

Intentional Partnerships

Long-term partnerships provide contexts for learning with and from local educators.