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M.M. in Music Education

* This site offers basic guidelines for Degree completion. The department may have additional restrictions in addition to the information below. Please see the Graduate Course Catalog for more information.

Please note additional program requirements. For general admission requirements, please see the Application Procedures.

Final Project Program

This program leads to one of three Final Project options:
  • Thesis
  • Composition/Arrangement
  • Performance Recital

Prior approval must be obtained from the performance faculty or Music Education committee for students wishing to exercise this option. This program is designed to prepare a student for further graduate study and/or to refine a specific area of interest or competence. This program leads to the academic qualifications required for Professional Certification in New York State.

General Requirements

  1. At least 12 credit hours for the overall program should be in music education and music education-related course work.
  2. At least 9 credit hours for the overall program should be in course work dealing with music theory, history, literature, analysis, or performance.
  3. At least 15 credit hours of the overall program should be in course work at the 600 level.
  4. For more detailed information about program requirements, the candidate is referred to the Policies and Practices for Master of Music Degree Candidates available from the School of Music office.
Program Requirements Hours
1. Core Curriculum
MUS 521 Music Bibliography 3
MUS 624 Analytic Technique 3
2. Music Education and Related Course Work
MUED 619 Foundations of Music Education I 3
MUED 620 Foundations of Music Education II 3
MUED 621 Foundations of Music Education III 3
3. Music Education and/or Music Education-related courses, by advisement (MUED or MUS) 3
4. Course work in theory, history, literature, performance 3
5. Elective course work by advisement
 
Individualized selections of course work in theory, history, literature, performance and special studies (MUS/MUED 590-591). Course work outside of music may be acceptable, subject to the establishing of a clear relationship to the candidate's professional goals. Short "workshops" (MUED 555/566) can be applied only in this category.
6
6. Final Project
MUED 695 Thesis/Final Project

3
TOTAL HOURS FOR DEGREE 30

In-Service Program

This program provides the graduate student who is a teacher a greater range of courses than the often more specialized concentration of the Final Project program. In recognition of the individual differences among teachers, their teaching positions, and thus of their particular needs, this program allows maximum flexibility with a broad, yet balanced selection of choices. This program leads to the academic qualifications required for Professional Certification in New York State.

General Requirements

  1. At least 15 credit hours of the overall program should be in music education and music education related course work.
  2. At least 12 credit hours of the overall program should be in course work dealing with music theory, history, literature, analysis, or performance.
  3. At least 18 credit hours of the overall program should be in course work at the 600 level.
  4. For more detailed information about program requirements, the candidate is referred to the Policies and Practices for Master of Music Degree Candidates available from the School of Music office.
Program Requirements Hours
1. Core Curriculum
MUS 521 Music Bibliography 3
MUS 624 Analytic Technique 3
2. Music Education and Related Course Work
MUED 619 Foundations of Music Education I 3
MUED 620 Foundations of Music Education II 3
MUED 621 Foundations of Music Education III 3
3. Music Education and/or Music Education-related courses, by advisement (MUED or MUS) 6
4. Course work in theory, history, literature, performance 6
5. Elective course work by advisement
 
Individualized selections of course work in theory, history, literature, performance and special studies (MUS/MUED 590-591). Course work outside of music is also acceptable subject to the course relationship to the candidate's personal growth and professional competence. Short "workshops" (MUED 555/556) can be applied only to this category and require prior permission of the program advisor.
9
TOTAL HOURS FOR DEGREE 36

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