This program is designed for elementary and secondary music teachers who already hold a K–12 state music-teaching license or the international equivalent. Specifically, this program is designed to inspire and develop the next generation of leaders in the field of music education by developing and applying scholarly research skills in the field of music education, the in-depth study of advanced pedagogical expertise, and the impact of contemporary learning theory on K–12 music education.
In this program, successful students will have the opportunity to gain content knowledge regarding the history and philosophy of music education; an understanding of how quantitative, qualitative, and historical music research is conducted; advanced skills in music analysis and interpretation; and a contemporary understanding of the pedagogy of music teaching and learning. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in CSU music ensembles to continue to develop as musical artists. Additionally, students are expected to be full-time students in residence and will likely be given the opportunity to teach or assist with undergraduate music education coursework depending upon level of expertise and program demands.
The degree coursework is designed to be completed over a time span of two years and includes both on-campus and online coursework. Students in this program are encouraged to take advantage of the diverse summer and/or online elective offerings.
Effective Spring 2012
|MU 342||Psychology of Music||3|
|MU 510||Foundations of Music Education||3|
|MU 517||Analytic Techniques I 1||2-3|
|or MU 518||Post-Tonal Analytic Techniques|
|MU 520||Elementary School Music 1||3|
|or MU 521||Junior and Senior High School Music|
|MU 555||Choral Techniques, Style, and Interpretation 1||3|
|or MU 556||Advanced Instrumental Conducting and Techniques|
|MU 630||Methods of Music Research 1||3|
|MU 696I||Group Study: Performance 1||2|
|Music history 1||3|
|Music literature 1||2|
|Program Total Credits:||30|
A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this program.
Specific courses will be approved by the candidate’s graduate committee. Students may be required to take additional course work as determined by diagnostic examinations and/or their graduate committee.
Select enough elective credits to bring program total to a minimum of 30 credits.