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Fall 2015 Ensemble Auditions
Master of Music in Music Education--Teacher Leader
(30 hour program)
(Level 1) Professional Education Core- 15 hours
|TCHL 500||Foundations of Teacher Leadership||3 hrs|
|MUS 509*||Music Curr. in the Elementary and Middle Schools||3 hrs|
|MUS 514*||Secondary Music Curr.||3 hrs|
|MUS 625||Graduate Capstone Project (Action Research for Teacher Leaders)||3 hrs|
|or TCHL||Action Research for Teacher Leaders||3 hrs|
|MUS 512*||Music Education Workshop||3 hrs|
*Competencies included in TCHL 530, 540, 544, 548, 550, 554 and 558 are embedded in MUS 509 & 514.
(1-3 hours with a maximum of 6) Additional workshop hours will count under electives.
Students enrolled in MUS 509 will have opportunities to interact with students in the TCHL 530 course; those enrolled in MUS 514 will have opportunities to interact with students in the TCHL 558 course. *MUS 512 is a required course. Competencies included in TCHL 550, 554, and 558 are embedded in MUS 512. Students enrolled in MUS 512 will have opportunities to interact with students enrolled in the TCHL courses 550 & 554. Students will be afforded the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in those competencies associated with TCHL 530, 540, 544, 548, 550, 554, and 558. Those students demonstrating proficiency would not be expected to complete learning outcomes related to those competencies and accompanying critical performances in MUS 509 and 514. They would be provided with advanced learning experiences associated with the courses or would be permitted to substitute another course. The performances are loaded in the unit’s accountability system (E-PASS).
(Level 2) Specialization Component-12 hours
Advisor-approved elective courses selected from discipline in which student is certified.
Music Core Content 12 hours from:
|MUS 500||Theory Seminar||3 hrs|
|MUS 525*||Music and Human Experience||3 hrs|
|MUS 511||Research Methods in Music||3 hrs|
|or TCHL 520||Principals of Action Research for Teacher Leaders||3 hrs|
|MUS 530||Music Literature||3 hrs|
*Competencies associated with TCHL 530 are embedded in MUS 525
Electives: 3 hours
Selected from the following:
|MUS 518||Advanced Conducting||3 hrs|
|MUS 538||Ind. Dir. Study/Theory Lit||3 hrs|
|MUS 513||Ind. Dir. Study/Music Ed||3 hrs|
|MUS 550||Applied Music Secondary||3 hrs|
|MUS 553||Applied Music Principal||2 hrs|
|Performing Ensembles selected from the following:||MUS 540, 541, 544, 545, 547, 548, 549, 571, 574||1 hr|
Program Exit Requirements:
Graduate Capstone Project: Candidates must successfully complete MUS 625- Graduate Capstone Action Research Project or TCHL 560 – Action Research for Teacher Leaders and present research results to the Music Education Committee. For the music education capstone project, the committee will use a 4-point scale with specific criteria (4 being high and 1 being low) to grade the project. A passing score of 3 or higher is needed to pass the exam graduation requirement.
Oral Comprehensive Exam:
A comprehensive approach to problem solving in the discipline of music, which includes Historical, analytical and pedagogical applications. A committee of graduate music faculty will assess each candidate’s oral exam using a 1(low) to 4 (high) scoring rubric. A passing score of 3 or higher is needed to pass the exam graduation requirement.
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