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Master of Education in Instruction and Curriculum with an Emphasis in Advanced Content Specialization-Music


Interested in this program? Apply now or contact the College of Education's Student Information and Services Center for additional information at 616-331-6650 or

This program is designed for teachers who wish to further develop their knowledge and competencies in their specialized content area and also in teaching at the middle or high school levels.

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Social Foundation Courses - Take one course (3 credits):
ED 671 Educational Policy and Practice
ED 672 Social & Cultural Foundations of Education              

Emphasis Area Courses (9 credits):
ED 630 Curriculum Development
EDG 637 Assessment: K-12 Models and Practices
EDG 638 Facilitating School Environments

Music Concentration (15 credits):
Section 1: Music Education (9 credits)
MUS 651 Measurement and Evaluation in Music Education
MUS 655 Foundations and Principles of Music Education
MUS 656 Introduction to Research in Music Education
Section 2: Music Electives (Select 6 credits)
MUS 621 Advanced Instrumental Conducting and Literature
MUS 622 Advanced Choral Conducting and Literature
MUS 643 Applied Music (Private Study)
MUS 658 Applications of Technology in Music Education
MUS 680 Special Topics in Music

Research Foundation Course (Prerequisite to ED 693/695) (3 credits):
ED 660 Educational Inquiry and Evaluation

Capstone (Application form required.  Apply in advance.  Advisor approval required) (3 credits) (Select One):
ED 693 Master's Project
ED 695 Master's Thesis

Application deadlines (Thesis/Project):  February 15 for spring/summer, May 15 for fall,
September 15 for winter semester.            

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