Master of Arts in Music with an Emphasis in Music Education
The Master of Arts in Music with an emphasis in Music Education is designed for music educators seeking to extend their knowledge of teaching methodologies, pedagogy, and curriculum development. Elective courses are offered on a variety of topics including: teaching exceptional learners, music history, and theory. For students seeking Texas music teacher certification, we offer an option to complete the required coursework while simultaneously working on the M.A. in Music degree.
Total Semester Credit Hours Required
36 semester credit hours
A grade of A or B for courses to be counted toward the degree.
An oral examination will include a comprehensive review of the major area of emphasis, the culminating project, and evaluation of musical styles. The result of the exam will be reported as:
- not pass;
- deferral (exam may only be repeated once).
Master of Arts in Music with an Emphasis In Music Education Program of Study (36 semester credit hours)
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|MU 5423||Research in Music Education||3|
|MU 5433||Psychological Foundations of Music Education||3|
|MU 5653||History and Philosophy of Music Education||3|
|MU 5663||Seminar in Music Curriculum and Methodology||3|
|Other Studies in Music|
|MU 5933||Styles in Music||3|
|Choose one of the following:||3|
|Music Theory Pedagogy|
or MU 5443
|Analytical Techiques in Music|
|Thesis or Professional Paper Options. Select one of the following options:||6|
|Professional Paper Option|
Music Electives (3 credits)
|Select 12 semester credit hours from music or education.||12|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||36|
MA in Music with an Emphasis in Education and EC-12 Teacher Certification
49 semester credit hours
Our master of arts (MA) degree in music with an emphasis in education offers a specialized track that leads to Texas teacher certification for grades K-12. Our program will provide you with the option of teaching instrumental or vocal music at the elementary or secondary level, and our comprehensive curriculum will prepare you for work as:
- An elementary music specialist.
- A middle or high school band, orchestra or choir director.
General Admission Requirements for Post-baccalaureate Candidates for Certification
- Pass the TExES TWU EC-12 Music Exam
- A minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college;
- A 3.0 or higher GPA on the last 60 semester hours of coursework;
- A 2.75 or higher GPA on all previous college work;
- certification plan;
- Admission to the TWU Educator Preparation Program;
- Successfully complete an interview with an assigned Faculty Advisor;
- Signed Commitment Contract acknowledging awareness and understanding of the Dispositions Policy and Educators' Code of Ethics; and,
- Acknowledgement and acceptance of admission to the Educator Preparation Program.
The elective semester credit hours from the major requirements above and the additional 13 semester credit hours for the certification must include:
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|Courses listed below must be used to satisfy above Elective requirements|
|EDUC 5113||Foundations of Teaching and Learning||3|
|EDUC 5123||Learning Theory, Development, and Research||3|
|EDUC 5131||Technology in Assessment and Instruction||1|
|EDUC 5133||Assessment and Instructional Design and Delivery for Diverse Learners||3|
|EDUC 5143||Effective Design and Management of the Classroom Environment (EC-12)||3|
|READ 5543||Introduction to Literacy and Learning in the Disciplines||3|
|EDUC 5936||Professional Internship||6|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||22|
More information regarding the teacher certification process is available at College of Professional Education.