New Master of Music in Music Education Announced at University of Mobile

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MOBILE, Ala. – Applications are being accepted now for students interested in the newly developed Master of Music in Music Education degree in the Alabama School of the Arts at the University of Mobile, pending SACSCOC approval.

The non-certification program will provide professional graduate training for in-service music educators in a Christ-centered environment. Graduate students will expand their musical knowledge and learn the most effecting teaching methods through courses ranging from psychology of music to music education research. Small classes provide students with individual mentoring from professors having extensive backgrounds in professional performance and music education.

Graduates of the Master of Music in Music Education program will be qualified for career advancement opportunities and prepared to continue toward doctoral programs in music education.

Dr. Maryann Kyle, chair of graduate programs, said students may have opportunities to gain higher education in a hybrid online and campus-based classroom setting.

“Utilizing the 21st century classroom, students can log-in to their courses from wherever they are. This will allow educators to become fully immersed in the culture of mentorship and individualized training.” said Kyle.

No GRE is required for admission. Apply at

The Master of Music in Music Education program is approved by the National Association of Schools of Music and is pending SACSCOC approval. For more information about master’s and doctoral program, auditions and assistantships at the Alabama School of the Arts, visit or call Enrollment Services at 251.442.2222.


About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 75 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.n

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Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean

Kathy is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist with a strong background in strategic communications, feature writing/story-telling, copywriting and editing. She serves as assistant vice president for university communications. Kathy joined the University of Mobile marketing/public relations staff in 1993 and has earned awards for writing, public relations and advertising, including twice receiving the grand prize for feature writing from the Baptist Communicators Association. She serves on the board of the John M. Will Scholarship Foundation, awarding scholarships to promising student journalists; and is a member of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, Baptist Communicators Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Kathy lives in Daphne with her husband, Chuck, who earned his M.B.A. from University of Mobile. They have two children and two grandchildren.