General Music Education, M.M.Ed.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 32

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 32

Program Code: M706

Required Courses

The requirements listed on this degree check sheet apply to the following concentrations in General Music Education.

  • Kodaly Concepts1 - M706 Q401
  • National Board Certification in Music2 - M706 Q461
  • Vocal/Standard1 - M706 Q686

Thesis Option

Required Courses
MUED 5212Research in Music Education2
MUED 6212Measurement and Evaluation in Music Education2
MUED 6442Current Trends in Music Education2
Core Courses
Music History
Choose any graduate credit MUHI, MUSC, or MULI courses6
Music Theory
Choose any graduate credit MUTH course 13
Electives
Outside/Music Theory
Choose one approved academic course outside the School of Music or one additional course in Music Theory3
Degree Emphasis
Choose one of the following:10
Thesis
MUED 5980Research for Master's Thesis4
Total Credit Hours32

Non-Thesis Option

Required Courses
MUED 5212Research in Music Education2
MUED 6212Measurement and Evaluation in Music Education2
MUED 6442Current Trends in Music Education2
Core Courses
Music History
Choose any graduate credit MUHI, MUSC, or MULI courses6
Music Theory
Choose any graduate credit MUTH course 13
Electives
General
Choose electives as approved in music education, music history/literature, and/or music theory, applied music, composition, conducting, and ethnomusicology4
Outside/Music Theory
Choose one approved academic course outside the School of Music or one additional course in Music Theory3
Degree Emphasis
Choose one of the following:10
Total Credit Hours32

Degree Emphases

Kodaly Concepts

MUED 5553Kodaly Concept I3
MUED 5562Solfege I2
MUED 5563Kodaly Concept II3
MUED 5572Solfege II2
Total Credit Hours10

National Board Certification in Music

MUED 5970Seminar in Music Education (National Board Certification Seminar)2
MUED 5990Special Studies in Music Education (Practicum in Music Teaching)2
American Council of Education Transfer Credit (National Certification Portfolio)3
Choose one of the following:3
American Council of Education Transfer Credit (National Certification Completion)
Approved MUED elective
Total Credit Hours10

Vocal/Standard

MUED 5522Voice Pedagogy I2
MUED 5562Solfege I2
MUED 5970Seminar in Music Education (Multicultural Music Seminar)1
MUED 5970Seminar in Music Education (Choral Conducting Seminar)1
VOIC 5010Master's-Level Voice for Non-Performance Music Majors4
Total Credit Hours10

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 32 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.