SEAT Program

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Summer Educational Advancement for Teachers (SEAT)

The University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music invites you to join the Summer Educational Advancement for Teachers (SEAT) program. Geared toward the working teacher, the SEAT Program gives in-service music educators the one thing they need the most: time.

Time to finally pursue their Master’s in Music Education, or even time to earn a Doctorate of Music Education. 

By allowing teachers to complete requirements for these degrees at their own pace, SEAT empowers music educators to take the next step in their careers, completing requirements with minimal work either in the calmer summer months or during the year, through directed study or distance learning.

The 2017 Summer Session is June 5 - July 20.  The deadline for applications is April 1, 2017. Applications will not be viewed until on or after April 1, 2017; decisions will be released by April 15, 2017. Application information and contact information can be found at the bottom of this page. 

What can I expect?

The SEAT Program presents a series of music education seminars and courses focusing on teaching techniques, advanced study in selected areas, and independent on-site research projects and practica based on your individual interests. Some of the opportunities you can expect from SEAT are... music making labs, technical support, small ensembles, cooperative learning, computer technology, creative solutions, on-site instruction, distance conferencing, and cohort groups.

What focus areas can I explore?

The SEAT program provides opportunities for you to focus on your own particular areas of interest. A sampling of topics follows:

  • Elementary: Orff, Dalcroze, Kodaly, learning styles, research applications, eclectic approaches

  • Instrumental: Score study, conducting studies, instrumental methods, curriculum development, recruitment strategies, and motivation

  • Choral: performance practice, sightsinging methods, vocal technique, rehearsal strategies, repertoire, and diction.

General Requirements for Admission

  • Completed application for admission to the University of Georgia Graduate School
  • Completed School of Music Application for Graduate Programs
  • Official copies of transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE - General Test only) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • M.M.Ed. degree completed in a minimum of 2 years
  • Ed.D. degree completed in a minimum of 3 years

Suggested M.M.Ed SEAT curriculum

Documents and Links


Questions: Contact Dr. Johanna Royo in the Graduate Music Office

Email:   |   Phone: 706.621.6137