Music, Music Education Concentration (M.A.)

The Master of Arts in Music Education Program is a 32-credit program offering a comprehensive course of study for music teachers in all levels and specializations. In order to accommodate the variety of music teaching specializations, this program provides a considerable amount of elective coursework and fieldwork in your own classroom.

Candidates who hold a U.S. teaching certificate in music are eligible for the course work described here. (Candidates holding a music teaching certificate via an alternate route or foreign institution may require additional course work.) Two other programs, the Master of Arts in Teaching and the Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Teaching are available for candidates who are interested in attaining music teaching certification for public schools.

For further information: Cali School of Music; Academic Program Information

Program Requirements

Music Core Courses
MUCP 511Musical Style and Analysis3
or MUCP 512 Music Systems of Analysis and Composition
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Selected Topic in Music I
Selected Topics in Music II
Selected Problems in Music History and Analysis
Performance Practice in the Baroque Era
Performance Practice in the Classical Era
Modern Music
Development of the Opera I
Independent Study in Music History and Literature
Independent Study Music History and Literature
Seminar in Historical and Theoretical Studies
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Applied Music I
Private Study in Composition I
Ensemble: Chorus
Ensemble: Orchestra
Ensemble: Band I
Ensemble: Opera Workshop I
Chamber Ensemble Performance I
Chamber Ensemble Performance II
Chamber Ensemble Performance III
Advanced Conducting
Independent Study in Music Performance
Applied Music Elective
Select 3 credits from the following (not already taken as a core requirement):3
Applied Music I
Applied Music II
Musical Style and Analysis
Music Systems of Analysis and Composition
Private Study in Composition I
Private Study in Composition II
Independent Study in Theory/Composition
Independent Study in Theory/Composition
Ensemble: Chorus
Ensemble: Orchestra
Ensemble: Band I
Ensemble: Opera Workshop I
Chamber Ensemble Performance I
Chamber Ensemble Performance II
Chamber Ensemble Performance III
Selected Problems in Music History and Analysis
Independent Study in Music History and Literature
Seminar in Historical Research
Seminar in Historical and Theoretical Studies
Independent Study in Music Performance
Music Education Courses
MUED 603Seminar in Music Education3
Select two of the following:6
Critical Issues in Music Education
Teaching World Music
Critical and Creative Thinking in Music
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Workshop in Music Education
Psychology of Music
Selected Topics in Music Education
Technology for Music Teachers
Creative Movement and Dance Experiences for Children
Piano for Music Teachers
Music Education Techniques for Children with Disabilities
Teaching Music As Democratic Practice
Teaching Methods for the Elementary Music Class
Teaching Methods for Music in the Secondary Schools
Band Literature for the Music Educator
The Comprehensive Choral Educator
Orff Workshop I-Concepts and Skills
Orff Workshop II-Pedagogy and Practices
Independent Study in Music Education
Independent Study in Music Education
Supervision and Administration of School Music Programs
Related Course
Select one of the following:3
Child Abuse and Neglect
Multicultural Counseling and Development
Effective Leadership in a Diverse Society
Differentiated Supervision
Child Development I: Theories of Child Development
Child Development II: Adolescence
Intercultural Study of Family
Principles of Curriculum Development
Special Education for Students with Disabilities
Culminating Experience
Comprehensive Examination
In the term that you will sit for exam, register for the section which matches your major & advisor. Successfully pass exam.
GRAD CMPComprehensive Examination0
MUED 695Field Project in Music Education3
Total Credits33
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The Comprehensive Exam must be completed prior to the Field Project.