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Masters of Art in Music Education

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  • 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 501 - 506

    Two Music History Courses (see list)*

    6

    MDT 507

    Computer Music

    3

    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

    Applied Music Minor I

    1

    MDT 621

    Applied Music Major I

    3

    MDT 624

    Graduate Ensemble I

    1

    Elective Courses
    * 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

      Total Credits for Degree 

    32