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Graduate Teaching Assistant

Texas A&M University-Commerce Announces Graduate Teaching Assistantship Position in Elementary Music Education for 2020-2022

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, culminating in a Master of Music (Elementary Specialization). The applicant will be expected to acquire one two-week level training of choice during the summer of 2021 (Orff Schulwerk, Kodály, Music Learning Theory, etc.) if this has not been acquired in the last six years.

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 full tuition remission (fall and spring semesters only) and eligibility for health benefits.

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 immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Date of Appointment: August 2020

About the Master’s 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 is the second-largest university in the A&M system, with satellite locations in five area cities. TAMUC 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 adjust the curriculum to their individual interests. The Department of Music holds full NASM membership and offers fully accredited undergraduate degrees in both Music Education (with emphasis in secondary choral, secondary band, or elementary general) and Performance (with emphasis in voice, instrumental, or piano). The department is housed in a 30 million-dollar, state-of-the-art music facility in Commerce, Texas. Texas A&M University-Commerce is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer.

Application Steps:

  1. Complete and submit this INFORMATION FORM

  2. Apply for Graduate Admission to Texas A&M University-Commerce. Please note that all application materials must be sent to the TAMUC Graduate School.

    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.

  3. After applying to the Graduate School, download the GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT APPLICATION PROCESS PDF document and follow the instructions.

Darla Meek, MM
Lecturer and Music Education Coordinator
Department of Music
Texas A&M University-Commerce
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429-3011
(903) 886-5294