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    Jul 16, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education, MMEd


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The Division of Music Education offers two degree options that lead toward a master’s degree (MME). Requisite for both options is a bachelor’s degree in music education and at least one (1) year of successful classroom teaching experience. Both degree options in the MME are 34 semester credit hours and include a teaching emphasis and a research emphasis.

The teaching emphasis is recommended for experienced educators in school music programs who seek to advance their knowledge in the practice and theory of music instruction.

The research emphasis is recommended for experienced music educators who seek to advance their music instruction knowledge and who may be contemplating college-level teaching at a later point in their careers. Enrollment is highly recommended for individuals preparing for possible doctoral work in music education.

Teaching emphasis


Degree requirements


The following courses are required for the 34-hour teaching emphasis program:

Music courses outside the field of music education, 10 hours


Students may choose classes in ethnomusicology, music history, music theory, composition, jazz studies or other areas of interest outside the division of music education.

Electives, 9 hours


Electives should be linked to professional development and should be connected to the major.

Comprehensive project


2 hours in one semester and 1 hour in a second semester, for a total of 3 credits. MUED 5890 - Project Practicum  (3 hours): students will complete a project practicum over two semesters where they propose the project in the first semester (2 credits) and defend the final project in the second semester (1 credit). This is a guided project in the student’s respective area of general music, band, orchestra or choir.

Teaching emphasis (summers only)


A student enrolled in the teaching emphasis (summers only) program will choose one of four tracks: band, choral, orchestral, elementary.

Degree Requirements


The following courses are required for the 34-hour teaching emphasis (summers only) program.

Music courses outside the field of music education, 9 hours


Students may choose classes in ethnomusicology, music history, music theory, composition, jazz studies or other areas of interest outside the division of music education.

Electives, 9 hours


Electives should be linked to professional development and should be connected to the major. MUED courses and MUGC courses can both fulfill the elective requirement.

Comprehensive project, 4 hours


During the final (typically third) summer term, students must enroll in MUED 5890 - Project Practicum  for 4 credit hours. This is a guided project in the student’s respective track of elementary, band, orchestral or choral. The planning of the project will take place in the second summer, and the project itself will take place within the student’s teaching context between the second and third summers.

Research emphasis


Degree requirements


The following courses are required for the 34-hour research emphasis program:

Music education, 12 hours


Research requirement, 6 hours


Electives, 10 hours


Electives must be music courses outside the field of music education.

Thesis, 6 hours


The student must complete 6 thesis hours.

Additional information


The final defense given at the end of the degree work will include but not be limited to questions related to the thesis.

Additional requirements


Students must receive a grade of B or better in all leveling and review courses and in all courses counting toward the degree.

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