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

  • an undergraduate music major, or the equivalent, with teacher certification

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 The Master of Music Education degree is a hybrid program bridging online classes with face-to-face learning environments utilizing conferencing software. This engaging degree is designed to help develop the candidate's qualities of professional leadership and explore diverse musical cultures. The curriculum emphasizes the investigation of important ideas and practices pertaining to music education, continues the development of musical skills and concepts, and provides opportunities to acquire greater breadth of musicianship and leadership in music education. Graduates may be public school music teachers or teach at the college/university level.
 

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

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

 

MUS 600 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Music Education

MUS 601 Psychological Foundations of Music Education

MUS 602 Curriculum and Assessment in Music

MUS 639 Methods of Research in Music Education

 

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

MUS 642 Seminar in Music Teaching

 

CHOOSE NON-THESIS OR THESIS TRACK

Non-Thesis Requirements……………………………..........… 6 hrs

Approved MUS electives, 600-level (6 hrs)

OR

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

MUS 698 Music Thesis I

MUS 699 Music Thesis II

 

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 Murray State Bulletin applicable at the time of the student's enrollment.