In the MA thesis option (Plan A), students conduct research, write a thesis, and then orally defend the thesis document to the music education faculty.
Students’ research advisors provide guidance throughout this process.
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One to two years’ of teacher education; or a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Education.
Coursework will provide students with a background in many topics as they relate to music, education, and other disciplines.
The final written project offers an opportunity for students to explore topics more thoroughly and to demonstrate mastery of the degree content by transferring this cumulative knowledge to other music education and/or research environments.
Develop a timeline for meeting deadlines, scheduling language tests, getting your documents ready, and reaching out to letter writers and supervisors.
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Part-time and full-time students receive substantial funding for tuition waivers and graduate assistantships.
Applicants for the MA in Music Education must have (a) at least a 3.0 GPA from a completed undergraduate degree program in music education, (b) a minimum of 1 year of successful school music teaching experience in group settings, and (c) evidence of strong written and spoken English skills.