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Columbus State University

Master of Music Music Education

College of the Arts & College of Education and Health Professions
Degree Program Course Requirements

For general degree requirements, see the College of the Arts, College of Education and Health Professions, and
the General Degree Requirements pages.

Pre-certification Coursework
Students with an undergraduate music major in an area other than music education must complete the following 31 semester hours of course work prior to enrolling in courses at the 5000 level or above:
EDCI 6225 Foundations of Education - American Education
EDCI 6226 Foundations of Education - Instructional Applications
EDCI 6227 Foundations of Education - Human Development, Motivation, and Learning
EDCI 6228 Foundations of Education - Special Education
*EDUF 4205 Integrating Technology
*EDUF 4115 Classroom Management
MUSE 3202 Intermediate Conducting
MUSE 4205 Elementary School Music Methods
MUSE 4485 Student Teaching

Select one of the following courses:
MUSE 4206 Secondary School Choral Methods
MUSE 4207 Secondary School Instrumental Methods

*Course taken during the student teaching semester

Area 1: Music Education Required Hours: 15
†MUSE 6116 Introduction to Research in Music Education
†MUSE 6115 History and Philosophy of Music Education
†MUSE 6718 Psychology of Music Teaching
†MUSE 6717 Curriculum Development in Music Education

Choose one of the following courses (3 hours):
MUSE 6795 Graduate Seminar in Music Education
†MUSC 6555 Special Topics in Choral/General Music Education
†MUSC 6555 Special Topics in Instrumental Music Education

Course typically offered in summer term only

Area 2: Education Required Hours: 6
Select from the following courses:
EDCI 6159 Integrating Multicultural Studies
EDEC 6155 Early Childhood in Contemporary Society
EDMG 6155 Psychology of the Early Adolescent Learner
EDUF 6115 Educational Psychology
EDUT 6206 Introduction to Instructional Technology
SPED 5205 Learning/Behavioral Char. Of Dis./Gift/Talent

Several other graduate-level education courses may be acceptable based on interest/availability in consultation with the advisor.

Area 3: Music Required Hours: 9
Nine (9) hours of music courses at the graduate level are required. Courses may be selected from the areas of musicology, music theory, music technology, conducting, and applied music. A maximum of three (3) hours of applied music may count toward the degree.

Area 4: Capstone Requirement Required Hours: 2
Select one of the following:
MUSE 6998 Thesis Research
MUSE 6999 Comprehensive Examination

Total Hours Required: 32