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