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

Credits

 

Required Courses in Education

 

EDU 600

Professional Educator Seminar 

0

EDL 620

School Law

3

EDU 641 

Educational Research & Statistics

3

EDU 645

Action Research Planning

2

EDU 694

Practicum in Teacher Development

3

EDU 698

Portfolio Assessment

1

 

Required Courses in Music Education

 

MUS 502

Advanced Music Technology

3

MUED 611

Introduction to Graduate Study in Music Education

3

MUED 620

Music Education: Curriculum, Theory & Instruction

3

MUED 640

Survey of Research in Music Education

3

MUED 650

Organization and Administration of the Music Program

3

MUED 699

Thesis

4

 

Elective in Music or Education

3

 

Total credits

34

 

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).


Location 

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
618-537-6576
800-BEARCAT ext. 6576
graduate@mckendree.edu