Alternative Class A Program Master of Arts Major: Music/Instrumental (P-12)

Core Requirements (16 semester hours):

      MU   511     Research Methods in Music and Music Education (3)

      MU   512     Seminar in Instrumental Music (3)

         Select One from the following (3 semester hours):

         MU     505  Music Literature: Medieval-Renaissance (3)

         MU     506  Music Literature: Baroque Era (3)

         MU     507  Music Literature: Classic-Romantic (3)

         MU     508  Music Literature: Contemporary Era (3)

         Select One from the following (3 semester hours):

         MU  520    Music Theory: Style Analysis (3)

         MU  521    Music Theory: Style Analysis (3)

         Select from among the following (for a total of 4 semester hours):

         MU  580    Graduate Ensemble (1)

         MU  581    Graduate Ensemble (1)          

         MU  519    Advanced Conducting (3)

         MU  534    Individual Applied Music (2)

         MU  535    Individual Applied Music (2)


Required Music and Education Courses (24 semester hours):

        EIM   503    Computer Based Instructional Technologies (3)

        ESE   567    Literacy Theory and Practice (3)

        ESE   561    Foundations of Secondary Education (3)

        MU    545    Measurement and Evaluation in Music (3)

        MU    471G  Elementary Music Materials and Methods (3)

        MU    482G  Secondary Instrumental Music Materials and Methods (3)

        MU    588    Graduate Internship in Music Education P-12 (3)

 (50% time at the elementary and 50% time at the secondary level; offered in Fall and Spring during public school hours)

        SPE   500     Survey Course in Special Education (3)


40 Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree


Undergraduate Requirements: 59 semester hours of undergraduate course work from the area of music to include:

      Music Theory                                  18 semester hours

      Music History                                   6 semester hours

      Conducting                                      5 semester hours

      Class applied music                          5 semester hours

          (instrumental techniques classes

          in areas of brass, woodwinds,

          percussion, strings, voice)

    *Additional Music Courses                25 semester hours



Non-Music Undergraduate Requirements: 13 semester hours must include:

      ED   300         Introduction to Teacher Education (2)

      PSY  222         Human Development (3)

    *These must include courses in major applied instruction and include evidence   

      of a degree level recital performance. Of the total at least 19 semester hours

      must be at the 300-400 level.



40-99 Total Undergraduate and Graduate Semester Hours

Required for this Degree




  Students must meet eligibility requirements for the alternative class A teacher certification program.

 Completion of this program leads to eligibility for class A (master’s) teacher certification in music/instrumental (P-12).

Candidates admitted (to enroll in courses in a Class A teaching field program) may complete no more than five approved program courses prior to unconditional admission to the program (this includes transfer credit). Exceptions to this rule must be approved by the Dean of the School of Education and the Dean/Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.

 Successful completion of the appropriate Praxis II examination is required prior to internship for all alternative class A programs.