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MMEd Southern U.S. Cohort

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Online learning and mini-residency pilot for Christian Music Educators from Southern United States

Welcoming Christian Music Educators from the Southern United States
Join a supportive and driven community of students and faculty who share a passion for advancing music education for all students, with transformative music teaching and learning informed by the most current research and national trends in the field.

Master of Music Education Southern U.S. Cohort Degree Completion Model
3 Consecutive Summers + One Fall or Spring Semester Field Based Experience Capstone Research Project

2019 Summer Schedule

JUNE 10–30

Three weeks of asynchronous online learning.

All student cohorts in the Master of Music Education Program begin with online learning in June while finishing up the academic year in their own classrooms.

JULY 1–12

Two weeks in residence on campus to accommodate southern school teaching calendar.

Experiential learning opportunities with peer cohort in classroom settings and choral, general music and instrumental lab ensembles.

JULY 15–19

Optional workshop residency week
on campus

Degree program courses suspend for signature workshop week—an opportunity to earn elective credits with variety of topics and nationally recognized clinicians.


Two weeks of online learning including synchronous live sessions scheduled with faculty and peer cohort students.

Virtual classroom participation allows for presentation of research, curriculum projects, and modeling activities for real music classroom—in real time.

Specifically designed to accommodate the K–12 academic year calendar in the south, only two weeks in residence is required with most learning occurring remotely through online learning platforms. For the last two weeks in July, students may return to their home state where coursework can continue online with a combination of asynchronous and synchronous "live" class participation using remote learning and collaboration platforms.

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One of the nation’s premier Christian Colleges, located just north of Boston, Gordon College better prepares students for a greater purpose by combining exceptional education and innovative opportunities with an informed Christian faith.

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Gordon is three miles from the ocean and 25 miles north of Boston, offering an inspiring summer learning environment for students while in residence.

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Phillips Music Center serves as the hub for graduate music learning and activities. Students learn, create and perform in a state of the art recital hall, music technology innovation lab, and dedicated classroom studios and practice rooms.

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On campus housing is available during the mini-summer residencies. Apartment-style residence halls are offered at $180 per week, with complimentary access to the Bennett Athletic Center, and the option to purchase meal plans for dining on campus.

Questions? Contact Program Coordinator Kristen Harrington () to learn more.