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Master of Music: Music Education

MASTER OF MUSIC: Major in MUSIC EDUCATION

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The Master of Music in Music Education provides exceptional graduate-level training in music education for public school music teachers, and prepares students for the possibility of doctoral study in music education. Teachers will enhance their research skills and knowledge, learn about the most current trends in today’s music education field, and continue to develop their own comprehensive knowledge of music through study of music theory, history and analysis within the Graduate Music Core. The program may be taken on-campus, or via distance learning using online platforms and AdobeConnect (which allows teachers to interact with instructors face to face). For our on-campus students, opportunities for applied study and ensemble participation are also available.

HOW TO APPLY: Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should refer to their MyUNIverse Student Center To-Do list or contact the School of Music for other application requirements.  Graduate Information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

PROGRAM DETAILS:
This program is available ON CAMPUS or via DISTANCE LEARNING (through UNI’s office of Continuing Education). For distance learning program schedule and additional information, click here: https://www.uni.edu/continuinged/distance/music-ed

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should refer to their MyUNIverse Student Center To-Do list or contact the School of Music for other application requirements.  Graduate Information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

This major is available on the thesis and non-thesis options, contingent on availability of faculty. Both options require a minimum of 33 semester hours. A minimum of 15 semester hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for the thesis option and a minimum of 12 semester hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for the non-thesis option.

Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed. No exceptions will be made.

Required

Graduate Music Core:

Music Theory:

MUS THEO 6100 (580:210)

Analytical Techniques I

3

MUS THEO 6110 (580:211)

Analytical Techniques II

3

Music History and Musicology:

MUS HIST 6220 (590:222)

Research and Writing in Music

3

Select one from the following:

3

MUS HIST 3100/5100 (590:110g)

Music History--Middle Ages and Renaissance

MUS HIST 3110/5110 (590:111g)

Music History--Baroque

MUS HIST 3120/5120 (590:112g)

Music History--Classic

MUS HIST 3140/5140 (590:114g)

Music History--Romantic

MUS HIST 3150/5150 (590:115g)

Music History--20th Century

Music Education core:

Research in Music Education and Methods:

MUS ED 6210 (570:221)

Research Methodology in Music Education

3

Research:

MUS ED 6299 (570:299)

Research

3 or 6

Thesis option (6 hrs.), contingent on availability of faculty.

Non-thesis option (3 hrs.)

Music Education and Methods:

MUS ED 3450/5450 (570:145g)

Developments and Trends in Music Education

3

MUS ED 6300 (570:230)

Foundations of Music Education

3

MUS ED 6820 (570:282)

Seminar: Music Learning and Behavior

3

Music Education electives as approved by music education faculty:

3 or 6

Thesis option (3 hrs.)

Non-thesis option (6 hrs.)

Total hours

33

Note: A maximum of 2 hours of ensembles MUS ENS xxxx (530:xxx) and 4 hours of applied music MUS APPL xxxx (540:xxx) may be counted toward fulfilling minimum degree requirements.