Master of Music in Music Education

About

Now offered with online and summer options, the Master of Music 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 prepares you 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.

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Music Education, Master of Music Education (MM)

This is a professional degree, in the specialist field of Music Education.

Notes:

  • all master’s degrees in music require a final oral comprehensive exam;
  • an off-campus option requires signed approval in advance by the Director of Music Education and successful completion of written report;
  • 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, from the IRB;
  • students must take MUSC 521 Research Design in Music Education.
Required Program Courses
Music Research
MUSC 521RESEARCH DESIGN IN MUSIC EDUCATION 3
Music History–choose from the following6
TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY
MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE PERIOD
MUSIC OF THE CLASSICAL PERIOD
MUSIC OF THE ROMANTIC PERIOD
MUSIC OF THE 20TH CENTURY
JAZZ STYLES AND ANALYSIS
Music Theory/Composition
MUSC 560HISTORICAL ANALYSIS OF MUSICAL STRUCTURE3
MUSC 561COUNTERPOINT2
Music Education Emphasis Core
MUSC 522LITERATURE REVIEW IN MUSIC EDUCATION3
MUSC 531ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO MUSIC EDUCATION3
MUSC 532PEDAGOGY OF COLLEGIATE TEACHING 3
MUSC 546SOCIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC3
MUSC 547THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MUSIC LEARNING AND TEACHING3
MUSC 550PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS IN MUSIC EDUCATION5
MUSC 610THEORY AND COMPOSITION FOR K-123
Music Education Electives11
Note: any graduate music or music education electives may be chosen with approval for the Director of Music Education.
APPLIED LESSON
APPLIED INSTRUCTION
MUSIC OUTREACH
INTERNSHIP
WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR
GRADUATE SEMINAR
INDEPENDENT STUDY
THE ORFF SCHULWERK APPROACH TO MUSIC EDUCATION
EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC EDUCATION
COLLEGE TEACHING INTERNSHIP
Music Thesis/Recital5
Note: 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.
THESIS
Total Credits53

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