Master of Music Education Courses

MME 801. Foundations of Music Education. A consideration of philosophical and historical issues in music education and their implications for developing curricular and instructional approaches to the field. A core course.  3 credits.

MME 802. Research Methods in Music Education. A study in the organization, presentation, interpretation, and documentation of research that makes use of encyclopedias, indices, databases, and other aids. A core course.  3 credits.

MME 803. Technology for Music Educators. An exploration of how technology can enhance the music learning process. This course examines what is involved in planning, configuring, and teaching various technology systems and applications so as to facilitate creative interaction with musical experiences. A core course.  3 credits.

MME 804. Psychology of Music Learning. An investigation and discussion of theories of learning as they relate to the teaching of music. This course includes the study of specific teaching strategies and the nature of musical response. A core course.  3 credits.

MME 805. Project. Project capstone.  Graded pass/fail. This course may be repeated for credit as topic changes. 1-3 credits.

MME 806. Thesis. Thesis capstone.  Graded pass/fail. This course may be repeated for credit as topic changes. 1-3 credits.

MME 807. Interpreting and Using Research in Music Education. An investigation of research in music education, its practical application in classrooms and rehearsal halls, and its role in influencing decision-making and policy-making in music education.  Prerequisite: MME 802. 3 credits.

MME 830. Private Applied.   Up to a maximum of 3 elective credits in the program (including MME 840). 1 credit.

MME 840. Private Applied.   Up to a maximum of 3 elective credits in the program (including MME 830). 2 credits.

MME 890. Special Topics. Elective courses will be offered as special topics courses, (e.g., Teaching Choral Music, Teaching General Music, Teaching Instrumental Music, Theory for Teaching, Graduate Music History Seminar, Music in Early Childhood, Music and the Exceptional Child, Statistics for the Music Researcher, Conducting, Arranging [band scoring, choral arranging, jazz arranging]).  This course may be repeated for credit as topic changes. 3 credits.