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Graduate Program - Master of Music in Music Education

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Performance Option

34 Semester Hours

The Master of Music in Music Education (Performance Option) is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate performing ability. The option is not intended to replace the opportunities for experience in Graduate Recitals which continue to be a part of the Applied Music performance degree program.

In addition to four credit hours in applied music as part of the core requirements for the M.M. in Music Education degree, a research component consisting of MUE 698 (1) Performance Research, VOIE/PIA/AIM 696 (1) Recital to be taken with applied lessons, Applied lesson to be taken with VOI/PIA/AIM 696. For further information about teacher certification please visit the COE general information page.

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Research Report Option

34 Semester Hours

The Master of Music in Music Education (Research Report Option) requires completion of a scholarly investigated and written paper which is created through registration in the following courses:

  • MUE 500 Methods and Materials of Research (3) Basic techniques and procedures. Major types of research. Methods for locating, evaluating, and interpreting evidence. Preparation of a research outline
  • MUE 691 Research Seminar in Music (2) A research proposal with supporting procedures is developed. Guidance in individual research topics, with tutorial assistance in form and style of research writing. Outline for Section IV (Discussion) and working bibliography are complied
  • MUE 692 Research Report (2) Completion of the research paper

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Orff-Schulwerk Option

34 Semester Hours

The Master of Music in Music Education (Orff-Schulwerk Option) is designed to provide certification in Orff-Schulwerk as recommended by the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. To complete requirements for the degree and AOSA certification requires an eighteen (18) credit hour concentration:

  • Level I: MUE 570 (2) Basic Musicianship, MUE 571 (1) Recorder, MUE 572 (1) Movement
  • Level II: MUE 573 (2) Basic Musicianship, MUE 574 (1) Recorder, MUE 575 (1) Movement
  • Level III: MUE 576 (2) Basic Musicianship, MUE 577 (1) Recorder, MUE 578 (1) Movement

Additional Courses: MUE 579 (1) Recorder Ensemble, MUE 580 (1) Movement, MUE 581 (1) Instrumentarium Practicum

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Kodaly Methodology Option

34 Semester Hours

The Master of Music in Music Education (Kodaly Methodology Option) is designed to provide certification in Kodaly Methodology as recommended by the Organization of American Kodaly Educators. To complete requirements for the degree and AOSA certification requires an eighteen (18) credit hour concentration:

  • Level I: MUE 560 (2) Musicianship Training, MUE 561 (2) Methodology
  • Level II: MUE 562 (2) Musicianship Training, MUE 563 () Methodology
  • Level III: MUE 564 (2) Musicianship Training, MUE 565 (2) Methodology

Additional Courses: MUE 566 (2) Kodaly Conducting, MUE 567 (2) Kodaly Folk Song Analysis, MUE 568 (2) Kodaly Games and Materials, MUE 569 (1) Kodaly Final Project

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Music Technology Option

34 Semester Hours

The Master of Music in Music Education (Music Technology Option) is designed to provide certification in music technology as recommended by Technology in Music Education (Ti:ME). To complete requirements for the degree and TI:ME certification requires a ten credit hour concentration (10):

  • MUE 591 (2) Introduction to Notation, Sequencing, and Electronic Instruments
  • MUE 592 (2) Introduction to Internet, Multimedia, and Computer Assisted Instruction
  • MUE 598 (2) Curricular Integration of Music Technology
  • MUE 593 (2) Notation or MUE 594 (2) Sequencing;
  • MUE 595 (2) Interactive Internet or MUE 596 (2) Multimedia Authoring or MUE 597 (2) Digital Media

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Graduate Handbook

The Handbook is provided for music students as a guide in program planning for graduate studies in the West Chester University School of Music. It furnishes a summary of requirements and procedures needed for the successful completion of the degrees of Master of Music and Master of Arts.