Western Kentucky University

Master of Music in Music Education

Master of Music in Music Education--Teacher Leader

(30 hour program)

(Level 1) Professional Education Core- 15 hours

TCHL 500   Foundations of Teacher Leadership  3 hrs
MUS 509*   Music Curr. in the Elementary and Middle Schools  3 hrs
MUS 514*   Secondary Music Curr.  3 hrs
MUS 625   Graduate Capstone Project (Action Research for Teacher Leaders)  3 hrs
or TCHL   Action Research for Teacher Leaders  3 hrs
MUS 512*   Music Education Workshop  3 hrs


*Competencies included in TCHL 530, 540, 544, 548, 550, 554 and 558 are embedded in MUS 509 & 514.

(1-3 hours with a maximum of 6) Additional workshop hours will count under electives.

Students enrolled in MUS 509 will have opportunities to interact with students in the TCHL 530 course; those enrolled in MUS 514 will have opportunities to interact with students in the TCHL 558 course. *MUS 512 is a required course. Competencies included in TCHL 550, 554, and 558 are embedded in MUS 512. Students enrolled in MUS 512 will have opportunities to interact with students enrolled in the TCHL courses 550 & 554. Students will be afforded the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in those competencies associated with TCHL 530, 540, 544, 548, 550, 554, and 558. Those students demonstrating proficiency would not be expected to complete learning outcomes related to those competencies and accompanying critical performances in MUS 509 and 514. They would be provided with advanced learning experiences associated with the courses or would be permitted to substitute another course. The performances are loaded in the unit’s accountability system (E-PASS).

 

(Level 2) Specialization Component-12 hours

Advisor-approved elective courses selected from discipline in which student is certified.

Music Core Content 12 hours from:

MUS 500   Theory Seminar  3 hrs
MUS 525*   Music and Human Experience  3 hrs
MUS 511   Research Methods in Music  3 hrs
or TCHL 520   Principals of Action Research for Teacher Leaders  3 hrs
MUS 530   Music Literature  3 hrs

*Competencies associated with TCHL 530 are embedded in MUS 525

 

Electives: 3 hours

Selected from the following:

MUS 518   Advanced Conducting  3 hrs
MUS 538   Ind. Dir. Study/Theory Lit  3 hrs
MUS 513   Ind. Dir. Study/Music Ed  3 hrs
MUS 550   Applied Music Secondary  3 hrs
MUS 553   Applied Music Principal  2 hrs
Performing Ensembles selected from the following:   MUS 540, 541, 544, 545, 547, 548, 549, 571, 574  1 hr

 

Program Exit Requirements:

Graduate Capstone Project: Candidates must successfully complete MUS 625- Graduate Capstone Action Research Project or TCHL 560 – Action Research for Teacher Leaders and present research results to the Music Education Committee. For the music education capstone project, the committee will use a 4-point scale with specific criteria (4 being high and 1 being low) to grade the project. A passing score of 3 or higher is needed to pass the exam graduation requirement.

 

Oral Comprehensive Exam:

A comprehensive approach to problem solving in the discipline of music, which includes Historical, analytical and pedagogical applications. A committee of graduate music faculty will assess each candidate’s oral exam using a 1(low) to 4 (high) scoring rubric. A passing score of 3 or higher is needed to pass the exam graduation requirement.

 Last Modified 7/23/13