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M.S. in Elementary Education with a concentration in Music

Are you a licensed music teacher with a bachelor’s degree looking to enhance your qualifications?

Our M.S. Ed. program offers a concentration in music that provides 30 hours of graduate-level coursework for in-depth knowledge of music educational content, as well as an understanding of theories relating to pedagogy and learning. A significant portion of graduate coursework may be taken as applied study, ie. instrumental or vocal lessons.

The concentration in music meets required accreditation outcomes, prepares candidates with required research skills, guarantees that curriculum needs are met, and adds the recognition of a concentration in music to the M.S. Ed. degree.

Required Courses

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

Core Courses
12 credit hours

  • EDUC-H 520 - Education and Social Issues
  • EDUC-P 507 - Assessment in Schools
  • EDUC-E 590 - Research in Elementary Education*, AND EITHER
  • MUS-E 527 - Advanced Instrumental Methods, OR
  • MUS-E 528 - Advanced Choral Methods

*Usually takes 2 semesters to complete.

Music Content Area Courses
18 credit hours

  • MUS-E 527 - Advanced Instrumental Methods
  • MUS-E 528 - Advanced Choral Methods
  • MUS-E 529 - Special Topics in Music Ed (2-3 credit hours)
  • MUS-E 545 - Guided Profesional Experiences** (1-3 credit hours)
  • MUS-E 567 - Techniques of String Class Teaching
  • MUS-E 569 - Seminar in Class Piano Teaching (1 credit hour)
  • MUS-G 566 - Interpreting and Conducting Band Literature
  • MUS-K 503 - Projects in Electronic Music
  • MUS-K 710 - Composition Graduate Elective (2-4 credit hours)
  • MUS-M 502 - Composers
  • MUS-M 530 - Contemporary Music
  • MUS-M 543 - Keyboard Literature 1700-1850
  • MUS-M 566 - Ethnic Music Survey
  • MUS-M 656 - Music since 1900
  • MUS-T 512 - Theory Review for Graduate Students

*If not taken as education core course.
**If not taken as education core course.
***Graduate-level ensemble participation: choir, concert band, brass band, orchestra

Applied Study Options

A maximum of 8 of the 18 credit hours of graduate music coursework may be taken as applied study. Applied study courses are typically offered for 2 credit hours per semester. They may be repeated for multiple semesters.

Applied Study Courses

  • MUS-B 710 - Horn Graduate Elective
  • MUS-B 720 - Trumpet Graduate Elective
  • MUS-B 730 - Trombone Graduate Elective
  • MUS-B 740 - Euphonium Graduate Elective
  • MUS-B 750 - Tuba Graduate Elective
  • MUS-L 700 - Guitar Graduate Elective
  • MUS-P 701 - Graduate Secondary Piano
  • MUS-Q 700 - Organ Graduate Elective
  • MUS-S 710 - Violin Graduate Elective
  • MUS-S 720 - Viola Graduate Elective
  • MUS-S 730 - Cello Graduate Elective
  • MUS-S 740 - Bass Graduate Elective
  • MUS-V 700 - Voice Graduate Elective
  • MUS-W 710 - Flute/Piccolo Graduate Elective
  • MUS-W 720 - Oboe/English Horn Graduate Elective
  • MUS-W 730 - Clarinet Graduate Elective
  • MUS-W 740 - Bassoon Graduate Elective
  • MUS-W 750 - Saxophone Graduate Elective

Advising

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Dr. Donna Albrecht

Director of Graduate Studies School of Education
Director of New Neighbors Center
Professor, and Coordinator of Gifted, Talented and High Ability Program

Hillside Hall 20B
Hausfeldt
Phone: (812) 941-2594
dalbrec@iu.edu

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Molly Baugh Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Music Education and Instrumental Music

Paul W. Ogle Center 055
Phone: (812) 941-2056
molbaugh@iu.edu

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Joanna Goldstein Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

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