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Master of Education (MEd) (Music Education)
Master’s degrees in music education are offered through the College of Education’s Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum and are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The MEd with a major in Music Education is a practice-oriented degree, designed to meet the needs of professionals interested in advancing their careers, knowledge, and skills in music education, regardless of level or specialization. This may be completed either by full-time teachers attending classes part time during evenings and full time during summers, or by traditional, full-time graduate students. Students who hold a BA or BM in music may pursue teacher certification simultaneously while working on the MEd.This degree requires 32 credit hours. At least 16 hours must be taken in education/music education, and 16 must be numbered 8000 or above (one course may be counted in both categories: i.e., LTC 8900 can be used in both).
Music Education Coursework (13-18 credit hours)
Additional music education courses as determined by student and advisor, from among the courses listed below, and depending on course availability (3 credits each, unless noted otherwise):
Music Coursework (11-16 credit hours)
Electives in Music (0-5 credits)
Written comprehensive examinations are administered by the music education faculty, comprising take-home projects and essays based on synthesis of aspects of the coursework completed in the Music Education area, and application of the coursework completed in the Studies in Music component of the degree program to their current or future classrooms.
The MA in Music Education, offered through the College of Education, is both research and practice based, designed to meet the needs of music teachers who not only are interested in advancing their careers, knowledge, and skills in school music education, but also who have an interest in pursuing research, often with aspirations to complete a doctorate in music education sometime in the future. The degree may be completed part time during evenings and full time during summers by full-time teachers, but is more often completed by traditional, full-time graduate study.
The requirements for the MA Ed are similar to the MEd (above) with these differences: