Music Education

The graduate program in Music Education is designed for teachers who want to continue developing their professional commitment and competence in the area of music. Students will:

    • examine current educational theory and practice,

    • explore a variety of viewpoints to reflectively develop professional competence and teaching style,

    • explore social issues affecting students and expand their awareness of and respect for the unique development of each student,

    • consider effective collaboration with and accountability to students, parents, colleagues, and the community,

    • reexamine the development of values and professional ethics, to gain greater intellectual and ethical insight, and

    • develop advanced proficiency in the Illinois Teacher Standards.

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Curriculum Requirements 

The Music Education program consists of 34 hours of course work. Additional curriculum information can be found in the graduate catalog.


Course Number

Course Title



Required Courses in Education


EDU 600

Professional Educator Seminar 


EDL 620

School Law


EDU 641 

Educational Research & Statistics


EDU 645

Action Research Planning


EDU 694

Practicum in Teacher Development


EDU 698

Portfolio Assessment



Required Courses in Music Education


MUS 502

Advanced Music Technology


MUED 611

Introduction to Graduate Study in Music Education


MUED 620

Music Education: Curriculum, Theory & Instruction


MUED 640

Survey of Research in Music Education


MUED 650

Organization and Administration of the Music Program


MUED 699




Elective in Music or Education



Total credits



Class Format

This program is formatted for the working professional. Classes are offered in an eight week format, one night a week (there are a few courses that are in the 16 week format due to the requirement of the courses).


McKendree offers the Music Education program on the Lebanon campus only. The general education courses can be taken off campus at the cohort sites. Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission for location of those courses.

Transfer Credit Restriction

No more than nine (9) semester credits will be accepted in transfer and can not be more than six (6) years old. Transfer credit must be submitted for approval prior to or during the first semester of enrollment.

Office of Graduate Admission

701 College Road Lebanon, IL 62254
800-BEARCAT ext. 6576

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