For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Texas A&M University-Commerce Department of Music will fill one Graduate Teaching Assistantship position for Elementary General Music.
This assistantship position requires a two-year commitment to a residential master’s program in music, including Summer 2021, culminating in a Master of Music (Elementary Specialization).
Responsibilities: 18 hours per week of assistance with teaching and administrative aspects of the elementary music program. At times, duties will be assigned outside the elementary music program that are compatible with the strengths of the candidate.
Stipend: $4000.00 per semester. Other benefits include a waiver of out-of-state tuition, resident tuition remission up to 6 hours per semester (fall and spring semesters only), and eligibility for the state stipend for health insurance.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in music, state teaching certification, and admission to the Graduate School. Teaching experience and technology skills preferred. No GRE is required for admission.
Renewal: Renewal is based on an annual review of the graduate student’s academic performance, performance of assigned duties, needs of the department, and available funds.
Application Deadline: Applications and materials will be reviewed beginning February 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
Date of Appointment: August 2020
About the Master Degree: This 30-hour program offers a combination of coursework in music education (13 hours), music history, research, philosophy, and theory (12 hours), and performance study opportunities (2 hours). Students also complete an independent study project on a subject of their choice within the realm of elementary music. Students will be challenged to develop a greater understanding and mastery of the music teaching-learning processes, to improve personal musicianship, and to become leaders within the music education profession.
About the Department of Music: Texas A&M University-Commerce offers the Master of Music Degree with a concentration in Music Education and the Master of Music in Performance with an emphasis in conducting or applied studies. A flexible degree plan provides graduate students an opportunity to mold the curriculum to their individual interests. The Department of Music holds full NASM membership and offers fully accredited undergraduate degrees in music education and performance. Texas A&M University-Commerce is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer.
1. STEP ONE. Apply for Graduate Admission to Texas A&M University-Commerce. Please note that all application materials must be sent to the TAMUC Graduate School.
2. Once your file has been completed, evaluated, and accepted, the Graduate School will forward the materials to the Department of Music for admission and/or assistantship consideration. DO NOT SEND UNIVERSITY APPLICATION MATERIALS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC.
3. STEP TWO. After applying to the Graduate School, visit the Music Education webpage and complete the INFORMATION DATA SHEET here:
For more information, go to www.tamuc.edu/music. Scroll down to Music Education, then click on Graduate Teaching Assistant Position.
Darla Meek, MM
Lecturer and Music Education Coordinator
Department of Music
Texas A&M University-Commerce
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429-3011