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Master of Music: Music Education

The Master of Music curriculum is designed to provide opportunity for depth of study in an area of specialization, to increase professional competence in teaching and performance, and to prepare for continued self-directed study or advanced graduate study. All candidates shall complete at least 45 credits as delineated in an approved course of study filed with the Office of Graduate Studies, Research and Continuing Education.

Admission Requirements:
In addition to general regulations for admission to the master´s program, the following requirements apply to the Master of Music, Music Education degree:

  1. Bachelor´s degree from an accredited college with a major in music or its equivalent.
  2. Evaluation of an undergraduate paper in the field of music education.
  3. Completion of a least one year of successful public school music instruction (under a special request made by the entering student, this requirement may be waived by the music education committee).
  4. Evidence of an appropriate level of musicianship, satisfied in one of the following ways:
    1. Performance audition
    2. Videotape or audiotape of a performance directed by the applicant
    3. Videotape of a music lesson or class taught by the applicant
    4. Other evidence deemed appropriate in consultation with the evaluating committee.

Prefix / Course Number Course Title Credits
Required Courses  
Courses in the major field should include those that enable students to understand and evaluate research in music education: select from  
MUS 521 Methods of Musical Research 3
MUS 700 Master´s Thesis, Project Study, and/or Examination 6
Total Required Credits 9
Elective Courses  
Courses in major field 9-15
Other studies in music, including 3 credits in ensemble courses 12-15
Elective courses in supportive areas 6-16
MUS 425 Studio Pedagogy 3
MUS 520 Methods of Teaching Theory 3
MUS 582 Storytelling Techniques 3
MUS 583 Reading English as a Second Language 3
MUS 599 Seminar 1-5
MUS 611 Graduate Seminar in Music: Music Education 3-5
Total Elective Credits
Total Credits Program 45

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