M.A. in Music Education

The M.A. program is designed to meet the needs of those who hold initial certification in music and wish to pursue advanced certification in music. Students who wish to enter the program and who do not possess a B.A. degree in music may have to complete that degree or equivalent study prior to program entry.

Total minimum number of course work hours: 33

Minimum hours of field experience: 20

Course Requirements (9 hours—or show evidence of completion)

EDUC 703. Social, Cultural, and Ethical Perspectives in Education......................................... (3 hours)
EDUC 699. Methods and Interpretation of Educational Research (or EDSE 696/97/98)............. (3 hours)

Education Electives (6 hours minimum - chosen from the list below or approved by the Music Department Chair)

EDUC 600. Assessment ..................................................................................................... (3 hours)
EDUC 601. Instructional Media and Technology..................................................................... (3 hours)
EDUC 603. American High School ....................................................................................... (3 hours)
EDUC 642. Critical Thinking and Creativity in the Classroom .................................................. (3 hours)
EDUC 712. Group Processes and Interpersonal Skills............................................................ (3 hours)
EDUC 607. Fundamentals of Learning and Cognition.............................................................. (3 hours)
EDUC 701. Critical Analysis of Current Trends and Issues in Education................................... (3 hours)
EDUC 702. Integrating Instructional Media and Technology..................................................... (3 hours)
EDUC 795. Applied Research Project................................................................................... (3 hours)
EDUC 798. Special Topics in Education................................................................................ (3 hours)
EDUC 730. Law of the Classroom......................................................................................... (3 hours)
EDUC 690. Classroom Management..................................................................................... (3 hours)

Content Courses (18 hours minimum)

(More if candidates show evidence of completion of education courses)

*MUS 701. Advanced Study in Music Education....................................................................... (3 hours)
MUS 675. Special Topics in Music History (May be repeated for credit)...................................... (3 hours)
*MUS 591-692. Applied Music Lessons .............. (May be repeated for credit, 4 hours required).. (2 hours ea)
MUS 636. Advanced Conducting and Literature ....................................................................... (2 hours)
*MUS 512. Seminar in Music Theory....................................................................................... (3 hours)
*MUS 650. Applied Pedagogy (vocal, piano, or choral).............................................................. (3 hours)

Elective content course will be determined by advisor and candidate after transcript evaluation,
and will be based on candidate’s interests, strengths, and weaknesses.

Participation in at least one ensemble each fall and spring semester: 1 hour credit each, 0
hours count toward the degree.

Capstone Presentation (3 hours)

MUS/EDUC 788. Fine Arts Capstone Exhibition/Project 3 hours

This course is non-transferable and must be completed at Piedmont College.

*Required Content Courses