Masters of Art in Music Education

Masters of Art in Music Education

The Master of Arts in Music Education is designed for advanced study in music and music education for teachers of music in public and private schools K-12. The program offers preparation leading to: certification as a music supervisor and administrator; teaching at the university level; and entry into a doctoral program in music education. The culminating activity is a Master’s level thesis. Every candidate for graduation is required to pass a Comprehensive Exam administered in the Thesis Seminar class. 

Requirements for acceptance in the Masters of Arts in Music Education: 
 

  • Bachelors Degree in Music 

  • Music Teacher Certification, with the exception of International students 

  • Proficiency in performance (major instrument or voice) 

  • An entrance exam for satisfactory proficiency in music theory, ear-training, and music history 

  • Admission to graduate study and admission to degree candidacy established by the university.

CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS

This program requires 32 credit hours of music courses: 

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

MDT 601

Graduate Musicianship

3

MDT 602

Curriculum Development in Music Education

3

MDT 603

Administration and Supervision in Music Ed.

3

MDT 604

Research in Music Education

3

MDT 605

Thesis Seminar

3

MDT 616

Graduate Applied Music Minor I

1

MDT 621

Graduate Applied Music Major I

3

MDT 624

Graduate Ensemble I

1

Select two Music History courses from the following:

MDT 501

Baroque Music

3

MDT 502

Classical Music

3

MDT 503

Romantic Music

3

MDT 504

The Opera

3

MDT 505

Contemporary Music

3

MDT 506

Music in America

3

Select 6 elective credits from the MDT 500 or 600 level offerings
  Total Credits for Degree

32

 

 

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