This distinctive degree program is designed for practicing music educators seeking graduate study that combines theory and practice. Emphasis is placed on musical artistry and teaching style, together with developing students’ research skills. Students take core courses and choose one of the following concentrations:
Each concentration addresses the needs of music educators. Instructors are nationally recognized practitioners in the respective areas of concentration.
The Master of Arts in Music Education curriculum requires 33 semester hours and consists of three elements:
Core courses provide opportunities for students to place their specific skills within a broader musical and educational context. Areas of study include:
The Master of Arts in Music Education degree program is designed for working music teachers who wish to pursue graduate study without interrupting their professional lives. All courses required for the degree are available during the summer term in an interlocking arrangement of day and evening courses. Field of concentration courses are offered in notations of even- and odd-numbered years. For the convenience of those teachers who live in the Twin Cities' metropolitan area, most core courses are offered also during the fall and spring semesters.
The program director serves as academic adviser for all students until course work is completed. Degree plans are prepared during the admissions interview.
The University of St. Thomas Music Department is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and the National Association of Schools of Music.
The University of St. Thomas is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.
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Janet Cruse, M.A. '03
Hillcrest Community School