As a music education candidate, you will work with children, adolescents, and teenagers at multiple grade levels and center learning around diversity, inclusivity, and culturally responsive teaching.

The MAT 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.

Professors in the MAT program challenge you to go beyond the skills of teaching music to explore culture, inequity, and assumptions and biases. The program’s reflective and social-justice-framed stance encourages you to respond to 21st century K-12 students through innovation and creativity.

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