Master of Education
The Master of Education (MEd) in Music Education degree offers one concentration area: Instrumental Music Education. This program offers instrumental music educators an opportunity to address musical and academic issues pertaining to their multifaceted responsibilities as band directors in the public schools. In addition to the core education component, students will be afforded flexibility in enhancing their professional development through their involvement with those topic areas that are based upon their professional interests, those that build upon their undergraduate training, or those that may reflect changes in music teaching methodologies since they last undertook formal study.The program of study contains a core component of classes which are required of every master’s student. A choice of either a graduate practicum, individual research, or thesis provides a capstone experience at the end of your program. You can expect to complete your degree in two years and spend much of that time in the beautiful facilities of the Silver Center for the Arts.
As a student in Plymouth State’s music education graduate program, you may also be interested in the New England Band Directors Institute and the All New England Choral Festival, programs which are integral to your graduate education.
Use the Course Planning Matrix to see when Instrumental Music Education courses will be offered.
Master’s Core Component – 12 credits
|ED 5005 Social Psychology and Mythology across Cultures||3|
|ED 5010 Philosophy, Ethics, and Education||3|
|ED 5030 Research Design||3|
|ED 5060 Theories of Learning and Cognitive Development||3|
Specialization Component – 15 credits
|ME 5120 New England Band Directors Institute||3|
|ME 5260 Instrumental Conducting and Repertoire||3|
|ME 5300 Technology for Music Educators||3|
|ME 5560 Special Topics in Music Education||6|
Capstone Experience – 6 credits
|ME 5290 Practicum in Instrumental Music Education||6|
|– OR –|
|ED 5580 Individual Research in Education||6|
|– OR –|
|ED 5950 Graduate Thesis||6|