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Master of Music in Music Education

Master of Music in Music Education

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    110
This major is designed for students who are ready to think deeply and critically about music education and its changing landscape, and are ready to take on the challenge of creating a positive musical future for children, families, schools, and communities around the globe. MM candidates must complete two out of three of the following courses (8 credits): Foundations of Music Education 1 (Historical, Philosophical) Foundations of Music Education 2 (Psychological, Sociological) Introduction to Music Education Research Students are also required to complete at least 6 credits in music theory and/or musicology. Students may take up to 14 credits of music education electives. This provides students with the opportunity to design a program that meets their own individual needs and professional interests. For example, students may focus on such areas as choral or instrumental conducting, music technology, Orff methodology, or curriculum development. All students in this program are required to complete a capstone curriculum development project. Students who want to earn a license to teach in public schools in Massachusetts must take additional coursework to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This coursework will vary depending upon courses that may have been completed in a student’s undergraduate program. Off-campus pre-practicum experiences complement on-campus coursework. Students must complete a 14-week student teaching practicum comprised of a 7-week practicum in at least two of the following areas: Pre-K–5; grades 5–9; or grades 8–12.

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