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Designed for practicing teachers, the Master of Music Education (MME) degree is flexible with a customizable curriculum and evening and summer classes. Degree can be completed in 2 years as a full-time student or 3 years, with summers, as a part-time student. Whether your goal is to improve your conducting, refine your musicianship, explore the latest technology, or prepare for a leadership position, this degree is for you.
UMSL is a large, urban research university with active education and community partnerships including the E. Desmond Lee Fine Arts Education Collaborative, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Theatre Saint Louis. Students work with dynamic music education faculty, both practitioners and researchers, and professional musicians drawn from the St. Louis area including members of the St. Louis Symphony and the Arianna String Quartet. Their goals: to engage, to inspire, to challenge.
Illinois metro-east residents eligible for in-state tuition. To see if your county is included, view UMSL Office of Admissions' Metro Rates
The UMSL Department of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
UMSL is pleased to announce Orff training workshops for Summer 2014 levels 1, 2, & 3. Last summer's classes were sold out. Registration will open in the spring.
The master of music education degree is designed to enable music specialists in grades K-12 to pursue continued professional growth in an emphasis area of their choice.
Admission to the program requires a bachelor of music in music education (or equivalent) degree, admission to the Graduate School, and two letters of recommendation. Student should also submit a resume, a statement of purpose, and a 20 - 30 minute video of their teaching directly to the Director of the MME program.
The program requires completion of 30 hours of graduate credit, 20 of which must be earned in residence.
The minimum 30-hour program includes the following requirements.
|Music Education Core (12 credit hours)|
|MUS ED 5810||Foundations Of Music Education||3|
|MUS ED 5830||Contemporary Music Education||3|
|MUS ED 5910||Music Education Research||3|
|MUS ED 5990||Master's Project In Music Education||3|
|Music Education Electives (6 credits from following)|
|MUS ED 5060||Graduate Workshop In Music Education||1-5|
|MUS ED 5510||Graduate Instrumental Methods||3|
|MUS ED 5610||Graduate Choral Methods||3|
|MUS ED 5620||Guitar In The Classroom||3|
|MUS ED 5710||General Music: A Model For Multi-Faceted Learning||3|
|MUS ED 5840||Problems Of Urban Music Education||3|
|MUS ED 5920||Psychology Of Music||3|
|PDGOGY 5110||Graduate Jazz Pedagogy||3|
|PRACTM 5020||Choral Literature||3|
|PRACTM 5035||Instrumental Literature||3|
|PRACTM 5210||Graduate Conducting||3|
|THRY COM 5110||Scoring And Arranging||3|
|Education Electives (6 credits from the following) 1|
|ED TECH 5301||Introduction To Computers And The Internet In Education||3|
|ED TECH 5340||Selection And Utilization Of Educational Multimedia||3|
|ED PSY 6030||Instruction, Learning And Assessment||3|
|ED PSY 6109||Learning And Development In Secondary School Settings||4|
|ED PSY 6111||Psychology Of Education||3|
|ED REM 6707||Classroom Measurement And Evaluation||3|
|ED REM 6710||Educational Research Methods and Design||3|
|ED REM 6716||Academic Assessment and Intervention||3|
|SPEC ED 6345||Characteristics and Education of Students with High-Incidence Disabilities||3|
|SPEC ED 6412||Psychology Of Exceptional Children||3|
|SEC ED 6415||Curriculum Leadership in Education||3|
|TCH ED 5312||Differentiated Instruction||4|
|TCH ED 6010||Examining History, Community And Social Justice In Education||3|
|TCH ED 6020||Teacher Action, Advocacy And Leadership||3|
|Free Electives (6 credits from the following) 2|
|AP MUS 5430||Special Applied Studies 3||1|
|AP MUS 5440||Graduate Applied Music 3||1|
|EN PER 5310||Graduate Chamber Ensemble 3||1|
|EN PER 5490||Graduate Ensemble 3||1|
|MUS ED 5750||Computer Applications in Music Education||3|
|MUS ED 5760||Multimedia in Music Education||3|
|MUS ED 5770||Music Notation Software for Music Educators||3|
|MUS ED 5800||Musical Acoustics||3|
Other options may be available with permission of the Director of the Master of Music Education program.
May choose from electives listed under Music Education and Education (above). Other graduate courses may be applied to degree program with written permission from the Director of the Master of Music Education program.
May be repeated for up to 3 credits.