Today, parallel to the rapid changes in science, technology and art, the renewal of the education systems, accordingly detecting the problems occurring during teacher education and solving the problems has become mandatory. The fundamental condition of catching up with the modern era is increase in the number of qualified teachers who follow these changes and make a contribution. Raising highly qualified teachers based on solving the country’s problems and development, is possible with graduate education which is an important part of modern universities.
This study aims to analyze music instructors’ problems during their postgraduate education who work as an instructor and continue their graduate education at the same time in various perspectives. With this purpose, this study tried to detect the music instructors’ views about the problems that they encounter during their graduate education. The sample of this study is detected with the maximum diversity sampling, which is one of the oriented sampling methods. In this research, the problems that 34 music instructors encounter during their graduate education were detected with meeting forms.
In this study, it was detected that music instructors encounter problems such as getting permission from the institution they work for, surplus of number of students, high course load, financial difficulties and transportation difficulties and resolution advisory was given for the detected problems.
Keywords: Graduate education, instructor education, problems in education