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Master of Music: Education Emphasis

Now offered with on-line and summer options, the MM in Music Education allows you to keep your job and stay in your home town. With internationally recognized faculty, this redesigned professional degree provides scholarly rigor and cutting edge approaches that prepare students for teaching at an advanced level while offering an excellent entrance to doctoral programs. We are preparing teachers for the future, investigating alternative approaches and technological advances that prepare students for contributing to the global economy. Through exploring issues of social justice and critical philosophy; examining models of best practice; and connecting you with key researchers and practitioners from across the globe, we prepare students to become leaders in the field. Examples of guests include Carol Scott Kassner, David Elliott, Joanne Rutkowski, David Forrest, Shibin Zhou, and Marvelene Moore. Please contact to inquire about the music education graduate program. 

MM Ed Requirements

Required Program Core (22 credits) 
Music Research-choose from the followingMUSC 520 Research Techniques and Bibliography in Music (3) or MUSC 521 Research Design in Music Education (3)

Music History-choose two from the following** MUSC 538 Topics in Music History (3) MUSC 551 Music of the Medieval Era (3) MUSC 552 Music of the Renaissance Era (3) MUSC 553 Music of the Baroque Period (3) MUSC 554 Music of the Classical Period (3) MUSC 555 Music of the Romantic Period (3) MUSC 556 Music of the 20th Century (3) MUSC 557 History of Jazz: Styles and Analysis (3)

Music Theory/CompositioMUSC 560 Historical Analysis of Musical Structure (3) MUSC 561 Counterpoint (2)

Three Quarters of Graduate Ensemble Participation (3 credits minimum)*** Choose from MUSE 520-MUSE 541

Music Thesis/Recital-choose one MUSC 600 Thesis (5) or MUSC 601 Graduate Recital (5) or MUSC 602 Final Master's Project (5)****Notes: *students in Music Education Emphasis should take MUSC 521 Research Design in Music Education. **students in the Composition Emphasis must take MUSC 556 Music of the 20th Century as one of their Music History courses. **students in the Jazz Studies Emphasis must take MUSC 557 History of Jazz: Styles and Analysis as one of their Music History courses. ***an off-campus option requires advanced signed approval by the Director of Music Education and successful completion of written report. ****Music Education Emphasis students are required to take MUSC 600 Thesis. Prior to commencing research, a thesis proposal must receive approval from the thesis committee and, if human subjects are involved, by the IRB.  

Required Music Education Emphasis (20 credits)MUSC 510 Advanced Conducting (3)MUSC 531 Alternative Approaches to Music Education (3)MUSC 532 Pedagogy of Collegiate Teaching (3)MUSC 546 Sociological Foundations of Music (3)MUSC 547 The Psychology of Music Learning and Teaching (3)MUSC 550 Philosophical Foundations in Music Education (5)

Electives (8 credits)Any graduate music or music education electives may be chosen with approval for the Director of Music Education. Music Education electives include the following: MUSC 529 Applied Lesson (1)or MUSC 530 Instruction on Instrument or Voice (2) (3 credits minimum)MUSC 620 The Orff Schulwerk Approach to Music Education (6)MUSC 621 Early Childhood Music Education (3)MUSC 696 College Teaching Internship (5-15)

Total credits for above master's degree  50 credits

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