MME - Elementary Music Concentration

Admission to the degree program in music education requires the completion of a Bachelor of Music Education (BME) degree, or the equivalent of a BME, from an accredited institution, as well as the contact information for three people to provide letters of recommendation. Students holding bachelor’s degrees in music other than the Bachelor of Music Education must satisfy public school certification requirements to qualify for full admission. Applicants without such certification are admitted on a conditional basis pending their attainment of public school teaching credentials. Approval of the MME specialization must be acquired.

Program Requirements

MME programs range from 32 to 36 hours. Core requirements and terminal project options — outlined below — are the same for each emphasis area unless specifically noted.

Required Core15
Research Design and Methods
Psychology of Music
History and Philosophy of Music Education
Seminar in Music Theory
Seminar in Music History pre-1750
Seminar in Music History post-1750
Terminal Project Options — select one of the following2-6
Graduate Recital 1
Terminal Conducting Project 2
Thesis Research
and Thesis
Terminal Project in Music Education
Other Option — Extra Hours6
To be selected in consultation with advisor and approved by the area director. This excludes applied, ensemble, workshops and special project hours.
Field Specialty
Select 6–8 credit hours from the following6-8
Leadership and Administration in Music Education
Developing Music Learning
Literacy Strategies for Content Areas: Music
May include specialization in Kodaly or other courses selected in consultation with faculty advisor and with approval of graduate coordinator.