Five Towns College 2020-2021 Catalog 
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Five Towns College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education Program, M.M.

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HEGIS Code 1004.00     Inventory of Registered Program Code: 21158

Degree Requirements

The graduate program in Music Education requires satisfactory completion of thirty-six 36 credits of approved graduate courses including a research project. It is designed for those individuals who have Provisional/Initial Certification and wish to attain Professional Certification to teach grades K-12. Twenty-four (24) of these credits must be completed in residence in order to be eligible for the master’s degree. The program provides qualified students the opportunity to advance their study and research in music education and earn a Master of Music degree (M.M.). All requirements must be completed within five years of the date of matriculation.

Admission Standards

All applicants for admission are required to have Provisional/ Initial Certification and demonstrate by audition significant musical skills and a commitment to the advancement of their personal and professional accomplishments. Writing samples are required of application submissions. Topics for writing samples can be selected by the applicant. Official transcripts should be submitted for review. Completion of an undergraduate major in music education with at least 36 credits of applied music courses and a 3.0 overall G.P.A. are required for admission.

Students in the graduate program in Music Education take 18 credits of music education courses, 12 credits of music core courses, and 6 elective credits to complete the 36- credit requirement for the Master of Music degree.

Graduation Requirements

Candidates for the Master’s Degree must complete all requirements within five years of the date of matriculation.

  1. Satisfactory completion of thirty-six (36) credits of course work that are designed to have the student acquire knowledge, expertise, and research skills in the field.
  2. 25 hours of field experience.
  3. A minimum of 24 credits at the College.
  4. A minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0.
  5. A research project approved by the Graduate Advisor. If continuous matriculation has not been maintained, a reevaluation of credentials will be required.

The courses below are required of all students in the graduate program in Music Education leading to the Master of Music degree.

Program Course Requirements
Music Core
EDU 510 - Music in the Secondary School; (3cr)  
EDU 531 - Current Issues in Education; (3cr)  
EDU 542 - Music in the Elementary School; (3cr)  
EDU 552 - Project Seminar 1; (3cr)  
EDU 553 - Project Seminar 2; (3cr)  
EDU 610 - Music Education Technology; (3cr)  
Total Music Core Credits: 18
Additional Courses
EDU 551 - Research Methods and Materials; (3cr)  
Music History Elective 500-800 Level (1); (3cr)   
Music Theory/Analysis Course; (3cr)  
Performance Elective; (3cr)  
Total Additional Course Credits: 12
General Elective; (6cr)  
Total Elective Credits: 6
Total Program Credits: 36

Music Education Program Recommended Sequence of Courses  

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