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Master of Education in K-12 Education (Music Education)

School of Performing Arts - Music Education

The Master of Education in Music Education is designed to strengthen the student's understanding, knowledge, and skills in three major areas — Core professional Studies, Specialty Studies, and Integrative Field Research Studies — as they relate to music education. The program is designed to meet the needs of music education specialists who work in the public school sytem (grades K-12), or who aspire to further graduate study and teaching in music education.

Admission Requirements

The student must apply to and meet all criteria for admission to the Graduate School. In addition, applicants for the Master of Education in K-12 Education must meet all college requirements for admission and retention.

Individuals applying for admission to the Master of Education in Music Education must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. Bachelor's degree in music from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. It is expected that students will meet basic requirements for public school certification.
  3. Completion of entrace examinations in music history and music theory. Students whose examination indicate deficiencies will be granted Classified (w/ PR) Status. Any course used to remove deficiencies does not count toward the degree. When deficiences have been removed, the student may seek Classified Status.

General Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 36 semester credit hours for the Master's degree. Students seeking Idaho Certification in the area of their training must meet any requirements of the State Board of Education for certification. It is recommended that students have professional experience in an educational context.

Please see the Graduate Catalog for a list of the Educational Core and Pedagogy and Content credits.

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