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Master of Music Education

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CIP 13.1312

ACCREDITED BY: National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Each candidate’s program is individually arranged with approval of the graduate coordinator in the Department of Music. The program is in accord with requirements for the Kentucky Certificate for Teaching Music Grades K-12 and includes a 12- semester-hour specialization component. The program may be completed in four semesters. Two summer terms are required.

 

Requirements for Admission

Applicants must meet the Murray State University requirements. Each student who wishes to be considered for unconditional admission to graduate study leading to the Master of Music Education degree must have the following additional qualifications:
  • an undergraduate music major, or the equivalent, with teacher certification;

 

Additional Requirements
During the first semester of course work the student, in consultation with the graduate advisor, must list chosen courses from the 30-hour curriculum on the Program of Studies form supplied by Graduate Admissions. Thereafter, any changes in this program must be accompanied by a Change of Program form in consultation with the graduate advisor.

The following must be completed during the first term of enrollment:

  • graduate keyboard proficiency
  • entrance proficiency in applied music (if applied study is an elective option);
Deficiencies in any one of these areas will be evaluated by the graduate coordinator and the graduate committee in consultation with unit chairpersons.



THESIS TRACK

Total Course Requirements...................................... 30 hours

 

Professional Education Courses..................................12 hrs

MUS 600 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Music Education(L)

MUS 601 Psychological Foundations of Music Education

MUS 602 Curriculum and Assessment in Music

MUS 639 Methods of Research in Music Education(R)

Specialization Component............................................12 hrs Music Theory

MUS 610 Advanced Music Theory and Analysis

Music History

MUS 659 Advanced Music History and Literature

Music Education

MUS 629 Contemporary Instructional Practices in Music Education(PT)

MUS 642 Seminar in Music Teaching

Thesis .............................................................................. 6 hrs

MUS 698 Music Thesis I

MUS 699 Music Thesis II

NON-THESIS REQUIREMENTS

Total Course Requirements.....................................30 hours 

Same as above, with the following substitution for thesis:

Approved MUS electives, 600-level (6 hrs) 


 Other Degree Requirements

Written comprehensive examinations over all music and music education course work will be administered upon completion of all music course work and at least 24 hours of total course work. The student must complete the Application for Comprehensive Examination form, pay all required fees, and pass the functional keyboard proficiency exam before the comprehensive examination is administered.
NON-THESIS TRACK

Total Course Requirements......................................30 hours

Same as above, with the following substitution for thesis:

Approved MUS electives, 500 or 600 level (6 hrs)

 

The listed requirements provide an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the MSU Bulletin applicable at the time of the student's enrollment.

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