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Specific Requirements for the Master of Music in Music Education: Thesis Track

  1. A bachelor's degree in Music or its equivalent with certification to teach Music in the public schools, or significant and equivalent professional teaching experience.
  2. Acceptance into the music education program via
    1. the approval of a three-person panel of area faculty after appropriate interviews and/or teaching demonstration;
    2. submission of undergraduate official transcript;
    3. two letters of recommendation; and
    4. written philosophy of teaching

No recital is required in this particular Music Education program. This thesis sequence includes the submission of a research thesis on a pedagogical topic. A final oral examination on the thesis is also
required.

Master of Music

The Master of Music degree is offered in two majors:

  1. Performance (instrumental, vocal, conducting, theory, or composition), which specializes in the study of a performing medium; and
  2. Music Education, which is designed for advanced training in the teaching profession.

Non-Thesis Track

  1. A bachelor’s degree in Music or its equivalent with certification to teach Music in the public schools, or significant and equivalent professional teaching experience.
  2. Acceptance into the music education program via
    1. the approval of a three-person panel of area faculty after appropriate interviews and/or teaching demonstration;
    2. submission of undergraduate official transcript;
    3. two letters of recommendation; and
    4. written philosophy of teaching.
  3. Completion of the following required courses with a B or above:

No thesis is required in this particular Music Education track. This sequence of classes can be completed in two regular semesters plus two summer semesters of study (2+2). A comprehensive written exam can be required at the conclusion of all coursework.

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 36

MM in Music Education (All courses require a grade of B or better)
Analysis:
Select one from the following:3
Selected Topic in Music Theory
Analysis of Tonal Music
Analysis of Modern Music
Applied Lessons:
Select two semesters from the following:6
Applied Lessons
Individual Instruction
Applied Lessons
Pedagogy:
MUSE 5396Pedagogy of Vocal Music3
or MUSE 5397 Pedagogy of Instrumental Music
Seminar in Music Education:
MUSG 5335Special Topics In Music (Complete two semesters)6
Required Courses:
MUSE 5331Foundations in Music Education3
MUSL 5211Selected Topics-Music History2
MUSL 5371Bibliography and Research3
Education Elective:
Select one from the following:3
Educ. Research and Statistics
Research for Classroom Teacher
Learning Contexts & Curriculum
Manage Student-centered Clsrm
Authentic/Perf Assess Clsrm
Thesis/Non-Thesis Option:
Select one of the options3-6
Total Hours32-35

Thesis Option

MUSG 5398/5399Thesis3
Total Hours3

Non-Thesis Option

MUSG 5335Special Topics In Music3
Select one from the following:3
Educ. Research and Statistics
Research for Classroom Teacher
Learning Contexts & Curriculum
Manage Student-centered Clsrm
Authentic/Perf Assess Clsrm
Total Hours6