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Master of Music in Music Education

This concentration is designed for persons who hold a Bachelor's degree in Music or Music Education and certification to teach music in the public schools. Students seeking initial certification should consult with the coordinator of music education about additional requirements.

Entrance Requirements

  1. An audition in the area of performance and interview with the Coordinator of the Music Education area are required prior to admission. An audition in person is preferable, but if this is not possible a sound recording may be submitted.
  2. Applicants should have completed a Bachelor's degree in music from an accredited institution with course work equivalent to that in Bachelor's degrees conferred by the University of Tennessee.
  3. Diagnostic examinations in music theory, ear training, and musicology  must be taken by all entering students before registering for courses. If deficiencies are detected, specific courses may be recommended or required.
Description Course Name Hours
Music Bibliography Mus Gen 510 3
Music Theory Elective Mus Theory 500 level or
Music General 520: Styles
3
Musicology Elective Musicology  500 level 3
Foundations of Music Education Mus Ed 510 3
Research in Music Education Mus Ed 520 3
Advanced Studies in General Music Mus Ed 560 3
Curriculum Development and Evaluation Mus Ed 550 3
Electives** Choose from list below 3
Applied Music Mus Perf 400 or 500 level  2
Musical Repertoire Laboratory Mus Ed 571 2
Thesis*   6
Total 34
**Students will choose Electives from the following:
      Studies in Multicultural Music Education
      Seminar in Music Education
      Special Problems in Music Education
      Independent Study in Music Education
      Computer Music Transcription
Mus Ed 570
Mus Ed 580
Mus Ed 590
Mus Ed 593
Mus Tech 540

*Thesis Option
A research problem in Music Education (3 hours), and three additional hours in music education.
Description Course Name Hours
Music Bibliography Mus Gen 510 3
Music Theory Elective Mus Theory 500 level or
Music General 520: Styles
3
Musicology Elective Musicology  500 level 3
Foundations of Music Education Mus Ed 510 3
Research in Music Education Mus Ed 520 3
Instrumental Conducting Mus Inst 490 3
Electives** Choose from list below 6
Applied Music Mus Perf 400 or 500 level  2
Ensemble Mus Ens 500 level 2
Thesis*   6
Total
34
**Students will choose Electives from the following:
      Curriculum Development and Evaluation
      Seminar in Music Education
      Special Topics in Music Education
      Special Problems in Music Education 
      Band History and Literature  
      Computer Music Transcription  
Mus Ed 550
Mus Ed 580
Mus Ed 590
Mus Ed 593
Mus Inst 580-581
Mus Tech 540

*Thesis Option
One of the following may be taken in lieu of the Thesis:
      1. Conducting recital (2 hours) and four additional hours in Music Education.
      2. A research problem in Music Education (3 hours), and three additional hours in Music Education.
Description Course Name Hours
Music Bibliography Mus Gen 510 3
Music Theory Elective Mus Theory 500 level or
Music General 520: Styles
3
Musicology Elective Musicology  500 level 3
Foundations of Music Education Mus Ed 510 3
Research in Music Education Mus Ed 520 3
Advanced Choral Lit I, II Mus Voc 580,585 4
Advanced Choral Conducting Mus Voc 590 3
Electives** Choose from list below 3
Applied Music Mus Perf 400 or 500 level  2
Ensemble Mus Ens 500 level 1
Thesis*   6
Total
34
**Students will choose Electives from the following:
      Curriculum Development and Evaluation
      Seminar in Music Education
      Special Topics in Music Education
      Special Problems in Music Education 
      Computer Music Transcription  
Mus Ed 550
Mus Ed 580
Mus Ed 590
Mus Ed 593
Mus Tech 540

*Thesis Option
One of the following may be taken in lieu of the Thesis:
      1. Conducting recital (2 hours) and four additional hours in Music Education.
      2. A research problem in Music Education (3 hours), and three additional hours in Music Education.
Description Course Name Hours
Music Bibliography Mus Gen 510 3
Music Theory Elective Mus Theory 500 level or
Music General 520: Styles
3
Musicology Elective Musicology  500 level 3
*Music Education Electives Choose from list below 4
Foundations of Music Ed Mus Ed 510 3
Analysis of Teaching for Professional Development Mus Ed 574 2
Clinical Studies Mus Ed 591 4
Internship Mus Ed 575 12 (8,4)
Total
34
**Students will choose Electives from the following:
      Research in Music Education
      Advanced Choral Conducting
      Curriculum Development and Evaluation
      Seminar in Music Education
      Special Topics in Music Education
      Special Problems in Music Education 
      Computer Music Transcription  
      Band History and Literature  
Mus Ed 520
Mus Voc 590
Mus Ed 550
Mus Ed 580
Mus Ed 590
Mus Ed 593
Mus Tech 540
Mus Inst 580-581

The Internship year will consist of the following:

Internship Mus Ed 575 12
Analysis of Teaching Mus Ed 574 2
Clinical Studies Mus Ed 591 3
Music Education Course work   6
  Total 24

Entrance requirements, diagnostic examinations, and final requirements for this degree are the same as those required for the Master of Music degree with concentration in Music Education.

Final Requirements

  1. Comprehensive written and oral examinations.
  2. Thesis defense (thesis students only).

Remember, consult the University Graduate School's website for deadline dates and other important information.


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