Overview

This program is designed for the individual who has already completed a university degree in another area of music (i.e., musicology, music performance, studio music and jazz, music business, music engineering, music therapy, or the B.A. in music). The degree includes a full semester of student teaching in a K-12 setting. Graduates obtain a Florida Music Teaching Certificate, and become music teachers and administrators in K-12, preschool, or community settings throughout South Florida, the United States, and around the world. Job placement has been consistently strong for graduates seeking positions in schools.

Admission Requirements

All applicants to the Frost School must submit the following items:

·       An online application

·       Application fee

·       Resume

·       Three letters of recommendation

·       Official transcripts from every post-secondary school attended

This graduate degree program also requires submission of certain supplemental materials, including:

·       TOEFL/IELTS score, as applicable

·       Prescreen/Performance

For more detailed information, please visit our Graduate Admission website.

Curriculum Requirements

Major Area
MED 615Music Education Certification Forum0
MED 762Music Learning and Curriculum3
MED 764Music Assessment3
TAL 606Issues and Strategies for ESOL3
TAL 610Literacy and Learning Strategies in the Content Area3
TAL 612Building Positive Relationships with Diverse Learners3
Final Project
MED 775Practicum in Music Education7
MED 733Seminar for Teaching Associates1
TAL 623Seminar on Teaching1
Other Studies in Music
Non-MED Music Electives (MCY, MIP, MKP, MMI, MSJ, MTC, MUS, MVP)9
Music Education Electives
Select from the following Techniques Courses3
MED 740 Woodwind Techniques
MED 741 Brass Techniques
MED 742 Percussion Techniques
MED 743 String Techniques
MED 744 Vocal Techniques
MED 745 Folk and Modern Instrument Techniques
Elementary Methods Courses*3
MED 642 Teaching General Music
MED 643 Teaching Instrumental Music
Secondary Methods Courses (select 2)*6
MED 643 Teaching Instrumental Music
MED 644 Teaching Modern Music
MED 648 Music for Special Learners**
MED 649 Teaching Vocal Music
Comprehensive Review⁺
Total Credit Hours45

Sample Plan of Study

Fall Even Year Start

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
MED 642 Teaching General Music 3
TAL 606 or 612 Issues and Strategies for ESOL
or Building Positive Relationships with Diverse Learners
3
MED 649 Teaching Vocal Music 3
Choose from: 3
Woodwind Techniques  
Brass Techniques  
Percussion Techniques  
String Techniques  
Vocal Techniques  
Folk and Modern Instrumental Techniques  
Music Electives
 
MED 615 Music Education Certification Forum 0
 Credit Hours12
Spring
MED 764 Music Assessment 3
Choose from: 3
Teaching Instrumental Music  
Teaching Modern Music  
Music for Special Learners  
TAL 610 Literacy and Learning Strategies in the Content Area 3
Choose from: 3
Woodwind Techniques  
Brass Techniques  
Percussion Techniques  
String Techniques  
Vocal Techniques  
Folk and Modern Instrumental Techniques  
Music Electives
 
MED 615 Music Education Certification Forum 0
 Credit Hours12
Year Two
Fall
MED 762 Music Learning and Curriculum 3
TAL 606 or 612 Issues and Strategies for ESOL
or Building Positive Relationships with Diverse Learners
3
Music Electives 3
MED 642 Teaching General Music 3
MED 615 Music Education Certification Forum 0
 Credit Hours12
Spring
MED 775 Practicum in Music Education 7
MED 733 Seminar for Teaching Associates 1
TAL 623 Seminar on Teaching 1
MED 615 Music Education Certification Forum 0
Comprehensive Review  
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours45

* Courses taken to fulfill Music Electives can be from MCY, MIP, MKP, MMI, MSJ, MTC, or MVP 

* This is a suggested Plan of Study.  Your actual course sequence may vary depending on your previous academic experience as well as current course offerings.  Students should meet with their academic advisor each semester to determine the appropriate course selection.

Fall Odd Year Start

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
MED 762 Music Learning and Curriculum 3
MED 642 Teaching General Music 3
TAL 606 or 612 Issues and Strategies for ESOL
or Building Positive Relationships with Diverse Learners
3
Choose from: 3
Woodwind Techniques  
Brass Techniques  
Percussion Techniques  
String Techniques  
Vocal Techniques  
Folk and Modern Instrumental Techniques  
Music Electives
 
 Credit Hours12
Spring
TAL 610 Literacy and Learning Strategies in the Content Area 3
Choose from: 6
Teaching Instrumental Music  
Teaching Modern Music  
Music for Special Learners  
Choose from: 3
Woodwind Techniques  
Brass Techniques  
Percussion Techniques  
String Techniques  
Vocal Techniques  
Folk and Modern Instrumental Techniques  
Music Electives
 
 Credit Hours12
Year Two
Fall
TAL 601 or MED 764 Educational Assessment and Accountability
or Music Assessment
3
TAL 606 or 612 Issues and Strategies for ESOL
or Building Positive Relationships with Diverse Learners
3
MED 649 Teaching Vocal Music 3
Music Electives 3
 Credit Hours12
Spring
MED 775 Practicum in Music Education 7
MED 733 Seminar for Teaching Associates 1
TAL 623 Seminar on Teaching 1
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours45

* Courses taken to fulfill Music Electives can be from MCY, MIP, MKP, MMI, MSJ, MTC, or MVP 

* This is a suggested Plan of Study.  Your actual course sequence may vary depending on your previous academic experience as well as current course offerings.  Students should meet with their academic advisor each semester to determine the appropriate course selection.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Master of Music degree program in Music Education with Teaching Certification is to prepare musicians without a music education background to obtain Florida K-12 music teaching certification. This 2-year program is designed for professional musicians with a music degree outside of music education.

Goals

The goals of the Master of Music degree program in Music Education with Teaching Certification are for students to:

  • Develop foundational music teaching competencies and an understanding of music learning theories to teach music in a wide array of contexts.
  • Demonstrate the generic and subject area competencies and the Florida Educational Accomplished Practices (FEAP) for becoming successful music teachers.
  • Develop the ability to understand music assessment and curriculum development and apply it in the field.  
  • Develop skills in integrating knowledge from the diverse professional literature into their teaching.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students in the Master of Music degree program in Music Education with Teaching Certification will:

  • apply knowledge of music education research and theory in a well-conceived scholarly paper.
  • apply knowledge of music assessment practices in a music assessment creation project.
  • will demonstrate knowledge of curriculum development and implementation through a capstone project in curriculum development
  • demonstrate competencies to the core Professional Education courses required by the State of Florida in Teaching and Learning (TAL) courses,
  • demonstrate teaching competencies related to the core courses in music education.