Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Music Online

Strengthen your understanding of music pedagogy while also developing your ability to direct schoolwide music programs. Design standards-aligned curriculum that is responsive to student needs while also learning about finances, resource management and funding for music programs.

Next Apply Date: 6/10/24
Next Class Start Date: 6/24/24
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Program Overview

Check out our Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Music online

Enhance your career with a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Music online from SOSU. Prepare for roles in music education and administration when you complete this CAEP- and NASM-accredited program. Explore the history and philosophy of music education, theory and pedagogy while benefiting from an experienced faculty, 100% online coursework and intimate class sizes. Plus, with no teaching certificate or GRE requirements, you can apply for this accessible master’s degree right now.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of current harmonic and formal theories, and apply this knowledge to repertoire of the European common practice period through careful analysis and discussion
  • Develop a high level of knowledge about the history of music education in the United States
  • Create a personal philosophy of music education, articulating specific responses to reasoned beliefs
  • Analyze multiple approaches to music education
  • Create comprehensive assessment strategies for music education curricula
  • Demonstrate knowledge of foundation concepts in curriculum
  • Practice strategies for designing programs that meet the needs of individual students, contribute to the core curriculum of a school district, and meet the state and national standards for music education
  • Create and analyze tools for evaluating music instruction
  • Understand and describe strong financial plans for use in instrumental music programs and collect a file of funding sources including local, state and granting agencies
  • Create a strategic plan for a specific instrumental program
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of current harmonic and formal theories, and apply this knowledge to repertoire of the European common practice period through careful analysis and discussion
  • Develop a high level of knowledge about the history of music education in the United States
  • Create a personal philosophy of music education, articulating specific responses to reasoned beliefs
  • Analyze multiple approaches to music education
  • Create comprehensive assessment strategies for music education curricula
  • Demonstrate knowledge of foundation concepts in curriculum
  • Practice strategies for designing programs that meet the needs of individual students, contribute to the core curriculum of a school district, and meet the state and national standards for music education
  • Create and analyze tools for evaluating music instruction
  • Understand and describe strong financial plans for use in instrumental music programs and collect a file of funding sources including local, state and granting agencies
  • Create a strategic plan for a specific instrumental program

As a graduate of this online music education C&I master's degree, you will have the expertise in music education and administration that prepares you for roles such as:

  • Music Coordinator
  • Fine Arts Administration
  • Program Administration
  • K-12 Music Teacher
  • Adult Education Music Teacher
  • Music Coordinator
  • Fine Arts Administration
  • Program Administration
  • K-12 Music Teacher
  • Adult Education Music Teacher

Other online education programs also available:

SE offers a variety of other programs in addition to the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction – Music online. Check out all our master of education online degree programs .

Total Tuition, Including Fees $8,400*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation

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The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement.

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Tuition

Earn a top-quality degree at an affordable price

Southeastern Oklahoma State University offers its students the opportunity to earn their online degree with affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition that includes fees.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $8,400*
Per Credit Hour $280

Calendar

Don't forget these important dates

At SOSU we offer multiple start dates throughout the year so you never have to wait long to get started on your online degree program. The chart below shows upcoming start dates, along with important deadlines, such as when your application should be submitted and when payments are due.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Summer I5/6/244/22/244/22/245/3/246/1/246/23/24
Summer II6/24/246/10/246/10/246/21/247/15/248/11/24
Fall I8/19/248/5/248/5/248/16/249/15/2410/6/24
Fall II10/14/249/30/249/30/2410/11/2411/1/2412/8/24

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 6/10/24
Class Starts 6/24/24

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Admissions

Review our admission requirements for the online master’s in music education

Southeastern Oklahoma State University's online programs have specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

  • Online Application
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA

If you have any special circumstances that need further clarification, please contact us at 844-515-9100.

To meet the admission requirements for the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction – Music online program, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.75 overall GPA or minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of courses, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA AND a packet consisting of a current resume, one professional letter of recommendation, and letter of application which outlines the applicant's career goals and objectives (including how an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction – English will enhance their career) that must be reviewed and approved by program faculty, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university and at least 6 hours in a graduate program from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and must be in good standing at previous university
  • No GRE is required for Southeastern Oklahoma State University online M.Ed. programs.
  • There is a non-refundable $30 application fee for both domestic and international students.

International Application and Admissions Requirements: Please note, unfortunately, students with an F-1 visa are ineligible for online programs.

  1. Complete the application.
  2. Academic Records:
    • Original final post-secondary transcript(s) from each college or university attended within the United States.
    • Post-secondary records from outside the U.S. must be course-by-course analyzed by a NACES (www.NACES.org) educational credential evaluation service such as IERF or WES or ECE.
  3. English Proficiency: Internet-based TOEFL score of 79 or an IELTS Academic score of 6.5; taken within 2 years of enrollment.
    • For TOEFL, have your score report sent to Southeastern (institution code: 6657).
    • For IELTS, let us know your TRF number.
    • You do not need TOEFL or IELTS scores if you meet one of the following:
      • English is your first language from a country whose official language is English
      • You have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university
      • You have a bachelor’s degree from an English speaking country

Official sealed transcripts from all previous institutions should be sent to Southeastern Oklahoma State University:

Southeastern Oklahoma State University/Registrar
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Email: [email protected]

Courses

Take a look at the courses for our online master’s in music education

For the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction – Music online, you will complete a total of 10 courses equaling 30 credit hours, including 18 credit hours of core coursework and 12 credit hours of Music C&I specialty courses.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of research methodology and literature related to solving educational problems and improving the learning process.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Educators will explore, critically appraise, and apply the historical and philosophical foundations of education to their professional practice. Attention will be given to such topics as the purposes of education, professional ethics, technology and education, and diversity in schools and society.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An investigation of contemporary problems of classroom instruction and related educational and social concerns. Additional strategies for coping with these problems are examined.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theoretical and practical foundations to empower visionary leaders with the required innovative, culturally responsive knowledge/skills required to thrive in a variety of socio-economically and/or geographically diverse organizations, such as: K-12 schools, for and/or non-profit organizations, universities, libraries and museums.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Legal regulations as they relate to the administration of public schools.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will empower students with the theoretical and practical foundation to create and support innovative, transformational learning environments that are infused with technology.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will explore theories and techniques in the analysis of harmony and form. Students will closely examine a body of instrumental European art music from the second half of the eighteenth century and the first decades of the nineteenth century. Because compositional practice during this time and place prized formal and harmonic structures, these works can be viewed as foundational to many compositional and aesthetic principles in the music that followed.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
History and Philosophy of Music Education is an examination of the history of music education in the United States including internal and external influences and educators’ responses to them. Students will examine their knowledge and beliefs about music education to create a researched and reasoned basis for their current practices.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Music Education Curriculum Development and Assessment is an examination of public school curricula including foundational, design, development, and assessment topics and practical applications in music education.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Music Administration and Supervision is a detailed study of the management of a music education program including legal, practical, and supervisory activities. Practical application of these topics will include creating and piloting strategies for administering and supervising school music education programs.

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