Master of Music in Music Education

The Master of Music in Music Education degree is designed for the teacher who desires to continue developing musicianship skills, delve deeper into the foundations of music education, and focus on areas of teaching. In addition to foundational graduate courses, specific Music Education courses may be taken according to the student’s area of expertise and teaching. Completion of this degree program will give students the knowledge and skills necessary to become educational leaders in the elementary or secondary schools or to continue study in leading doctoral programs throughout the country.

Applicants for admission into the Music Education program seeking Class AA Educator License must have: (1) satisfactory scores on the PRAXIS I Core CASE (Core Academic Skills for Educators) Reading-5713 (passing score 156); Writing-5723 (passing score 162); Math-5733 (passing score 150); and (2) PRAXIS II (Content Area Exam**)

**Approved content area tests and passing scores are determined by MDE, are subject to change pending MDE approval, and are listed at the State Dept of Education website,

Scores must be on file before admission to candidacy.

Degree Requirements (30 sem. hrs.)

Core Courses (9 sem. hrs.)
EDU 6504 - Research — Methods and Procedures

Choose one of the following:
MUS 6509 - Projects in Applied Theory and Analysis
MUS 6558 - Schenkerian Analysis

Choose one of the following:
MUS 6514 - Topics in Music History I
MUS 6515 - Topics in Music History II
MUS 6555 - History of American Music
MUS 6556 - Comparative Arts

Music Education (12 sem. hrs.)
MUS 6501 - Sociology and Psychology of Music Education
MUS 6516 - History and Philosophy of Music Education

Choose one of the following:
MUS 6573 - Project/Thesis I AND
MUS 6574 - Project/Thesis II
EDU 6535 Curriculum Development AND
Music Education Elective (3 sem. hrs.)

Electives (9 sem. hrs.)
Nine credits will be selected with the advisor’s approval from 6000-level music or related coursework. No more than 3 credit hours may be applied lessons/ensembles.