School of Music

Music Education

Degrees/Ways to Study

Bachelor of Music Education (BME)

The School of Music prepares music education students to become accomplished music teachers. The music education faculty is nationally and internationally recognized as leaders and teachers. This curriculum fulfills the education requirements for Florida teaching certification in grades K-12 as well as other states' certification requirements and is approved by the Florida Department of Education, National Association of Schools of Music and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Contact the Undergraduate Advisor

Choral

Curriculum prior to Summer 2015
Curriculum for catalog year Summer 2015 and later

Choral - Keyboard

Curriculum prior to Summer 2015
Curriculum for catalog year Summer 2015 and later

Instrumental

Curriculum prior to Summer 2015
Curriculum for Catalog Year Summer 2015 and later

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Music Education
major area (45 credits)
Courses
Credits

Note: Credit from the masters degree may be transferred in to cover up to 30 of these hours, or elective hours.

Music Education (9-12 credits)

MUE 6080 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Music Education
3
MUE 6931 Instructional Design in Music Education
3
MUE 7046 Sociology of Music Education
3
MUS 6685 Psychology of Music
3

Music (9 credits)

MUT 6629 Analytical Techniques
3
MUH/MUL 6000/7000
3
MUC/MUG/MUH/MUL/MUN/MUT/MVB 6000/7000
3

Music Teacher Education (6 credits)

MUE 7045 Seminar in Music Teacher Education
3
MUE 6385 Music in Higher Education
3
MUE 7924 Doctoral Colloquium in Music Education (Monthly meetings of approximately 1.5 hours; register each semester in residence.)
0

Research (12 credits)

MUE 6785 Research in Music Education
3
MUE 7786 Qualitative Research in Music Education
3
MUE 7784 Quantitative Research in Music Education
3
EDA/EDF/EDG/EDH/EEX 6000/7000 - course relevant to student's research interests
3

Outside Cognate (6-9 credits; depends upon the number of core Music Education courses selected)

Concentrated study in a related field inside or outside of music education suited to the student's interest and needs, approved by the student's committee. Cognates should inform the student's research and/or teaching.
6
electives (30 credits)
Courses
Credits

Approved Electives (30 credits)

Music, music education, and relevant courses outside of music and music education as approved by the student's committee.

May include credits transferred in from the masters degree.
30
dissertation (15 credits)
Courses
Credits

Successful Completion of the Written and Oral Qualifying Exam

MUS 7979/7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
15

Successful Oral Defense of the Dissertation

Master of Music (MM)
Music Education

The Master of Music in Music Education can be completed in residence, on-campus or at a distance, online.

major area (21 credits)
Courses
Credits

Music Education Core (12 credits)

MUE 6080 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Music Education
3
MUE 6785 Research in Music Education
3
MUE 6931 Instructional Design in Music Education
3
MUS 6685 Psychology of Music
3

Music Core (9 credits)

MUT 6000/7000
3
MUH/MUL 6000/7000 (one class must be a course in world musics)
6
electives (9 credits)
Courses
Credits

Electives

Approved music and music education electives.
9
dissertation (3 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUS 6971 Master’s Thesis or MUS 6973 Individual Project in Lieu of Thesis
3
Secondary Concentration
Choral Conducting (12 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUG 6105 Graduate
6
MUS 6973 Individual Project
3
MUH/MUL/MUT 6000/7000 Approved Courses
3
Secondary Concentration
Composition (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUC 6930 Graduate Composition
6
MUC 5000/6000/7000 Elective
3
Secondary Concentration
Instrumental Conducting (12 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUG 6105 Graduate
6
MUS 6973 Individual Project
3
MUH/MUL/MUT 6000/7000 Approved Courses
3
Secondary Concentration
Ethnomusicology (11 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUH 5505 Introduction to Ethnomusicology
3
MUH/MUL 5/6/7000 Approved Courses***
6
MUN 6496 World Music Ensemble
2

***An original research project in one of the MUH courses will be required.

Secondary Concentration
Music History and Literature (12 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUH 5684 Introduction to Historical Musicology
3
MUH/MUL 5/6/7000 Approved Courses***
9

MUS 6716 Research Methods is a prerequisite for entrance into the concentration. Reading and/or speaking knowledge of an appropriate foreign language is strongly recommended. Also fulfills MUH/MUL course requirements in the first concentration.

***An original research project in one of the MUH courses will be required.

Secondary Concentration
Music Performance (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MVO 6460 Performance
6
MUS 6973 Individual Project
3
Secondary Concentration
Music Theory (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 6751 Pedagogy of Music Theory
3
MUT 6936 Music Theory Seminar
3
MUT6000/7000 elective*
3

*in addition to MUT 3 Credit requirements in the first concentration

Secondary Concentration
Sacred Music (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 6531 or 6445 Figured Bass and Continuo or Advanced Counterpoint
3
MUR 6206 Survey of Hymnody
3
MUR 6705 Sacred Music Literature
3
Secondary Concentration
Jazz Studies ( credits)
Master of Music in Music Education (MM Online)

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