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Curriculum Action Notice

From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

Nov. 19th, 2009

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Jeffrey Bossworth , 206 Pinecrest Manor, ext. 4762.

 

1.     PROGRAM CHANGE: MUSIC EDUCATION (MA)

Rationale for change:  To update and maintain current standards and to respond to changing demographics and constituent needs.  The new program allows the degree to be completed online, in residence, through summer study or a combination.

Old Degree and Program Title (attach an old ER):  MA:  Music Education

MU 5500 Methods and Materials of Research                     3

MU 5529 Seminar in Music Literature                                      3 (online)

MU 5510 Form and Analysis                                                        3

MU 5540 History and Philosophy of Music Education       3

MU 5543 Seminar in Music Education                                      3 (online)

MU 5550/5551 Advanced Conducting                                     2

MU 66XX Primary Applied Lessons                                           2

MU 55XX Secondary Applied Lessons                                     2

Electives                                                                                              9

                A maximum of 2 semester hours in MEN, a maximum of 3-6 hours of Thesis, a maximum of 3 r hours of non-music.

During the final semester of study, a comprehensive oral examination must be passed.  The comprehensive examination will cover music theory, music history and the primary concentration.  The exam should be completed no later than two weeks prior to the finals of the last course taken.  A meeting to schedule the examinations should occur with the department chair at the start of the final semester of study.  Consult the music department for preparation of this examination. 

New Degree and Program Title (attach a new ER):  MA:  Music Education

                                REQUIRED COURSES

                                MU 5500 Methods and Materials of Research        3 (residence or summer institute-online)

                                MU 5529 Seminar in Music Literature                    3 (online)

                                MU 5510 Form and Analysis                                        3 (residence or online)

                                                OR

                                MU 5578 Pedagogy of Music Theory                       3 (online)

                                MU 5540 History and Philosophy of Music Education   3 (online)

                                MU 5543 Seminar in Music Education                    3 (residence or online)

                                MU 5560 Practical Leadership and Administration       2 (online)

                                MU 5594 Graduate Oral Examination                     0 for transcript reporting

                                AND AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

                                MU 5566 Advanced Arranging                                    2 (online)

                                MU 5550/5551 Advanced Conducting                     2 (residence or summer institute)

                                MAP 55XX Secondary Applied Music                      2 (residence or summer study)

 

ELECTIVES                                                                                           11

                                Maximum of 2 semester hours MEN, 6 semester hours Thesis, 6 semester hours non-music.

                MU 5598 Research Project                                           3 (TBA)                                                

MU 5599 Thesis                                                                                6 (TBA)                                                

MU 5501 World Musics                                                 3 (online)                                                           

MU 5559 Marching Band Techniques & Materials            3 (online)                                                                            MU 5543* Seminar in Music Education                         3 (online)

*Seminar is offered with varied topics such as:  Curriculum and Assessment or Advocacy and may be taken for a maximum of 6 credits

MEN 55XX                           Music Ensemble                              1 (residence or summer institute)          

Other graduate level courses of Interest in the Music Graduate Catalogue as offered and

approved by the program coordinator.

 

During the final semester of study, a comprehensive oral examination must be passed.  The comprehensive examination will cover music theory, music history and the primary concentration.  The exam should be completed no later than two weeks prior to the finals of the last course taken.  A meeting to schedule the examinations should occur with the department chair at the start of the final semester of study.  Consult the music department for preparation of this examination

         List all changes:

DELETE:  Required courses MU 5510 Form and Analysis; MU 5551/5550 Advanced Conducting; MAP 55XX Secondary Applied; MAP 66XX Primary Applied

                ADD:  MU 5560  Practical Leadership and Administration (2 credits, online)

ADD:  Option of MU 5510 Form and Analysis (3 credits) OR MU 5578 Pedagogy of Music Theory (3 credits online)                           

ADD:  Option of MU 5550/5551 Advanced Conducting (2 credits) OR MAP 55XX Secondary Applied (2 credits) OR MU 5566 Advanced Arranging (2 credits online)

ADD:  MU 5594 Graduate Oral Examination (0 credits) For transcript and record purposes only

CHANGE:  Offer MU 5540 online in course rotation

CHANGE:  Offer MU 5500 online or summer institute-online in course rotation

  1. Program Description for Catalog (if changed):

The Music Education program in the Master of Arts degree is designed specifically to meet the needs of practicing music educators who wish to strengthen their knowledge, understanding and skills in music education. In-depth study in music education, music theory, history, and performance are included in the degree requirements.  Through elective offerings, students may select other areas in which to study such as research in music education, conducting, music technology, or pedagogy and literature. Students may pursue this degree after receiving certification to teach music in the public schools. All required coursework can be completed through online course offerings during the regular academic year or online and on campus courses during the required two week Summer Institute.  Students may also complete the degree in residence or through a combination of online, summer and residence coursework.  A comprehensive oral examination must be successfully completed for degree completion.

  1. Program Objectives (if changed):
  2. Impact on other programs (if any): 

The addition of the summer institute and movement of traditional offerings to the online environment will allow sharing of some courses between the MA tracks in music, leading to larger class sizes.  The development of an online degree program and the development of the Summer Music Institute will allow us to respond to our constituents may not be able to give up full-time employment to return to school and thus increase overall program enrollment in the MA in Music programs.  The addition of more online courses and the Summer Institute will also provide flexibility for practicing teachers to complete a degree through a combination of course offerings. 

 

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