Ithaca College


Music Education (M.M. or M.S.)

This program offers candidates an opportunity to refine their teaching skills through a program involving performance, teaching, research, contemporary trends, and interaction with leaders in the field of music education.

Applicants must have completed the requirements for New York State initial or provisional certification, including successful practice teaching in music, or the equivalent requirements for another state. The final oral examination for music education students includes a teaching demonstration and submission of a process portfolio created during the student’s coursework.

Degree Requirements

MUED-65400 Portfolio and Presentation I        1
MUED-65500 Portfolio and Presentation II        1
MUED-68000 Psychology of Music Teaching        3
MUED-68200 Seminar in Music Education        3
MUED-68600 Choral Rehearsal and Vocal Techniques (to be taken by vocal and piano majors) or
MUED-68700 Literature and Rehearsal Techniques for the Public School Wind Band (to be taken by instrumental music majors)        2
MUED-69xxx Elective in music education (MUED-69000, 69100, 69200, 69300, or 69800/69900)        3
MUTH-65200 Bibliography and Research in Music        3
PFMJ-6xxxx Performance (major instrument)        3
PFMJ-6xxxx Performance (minor instrument or ensemble)        2
MUxx-xxxxx Electives in music theory, music history and literature, music education, performance and ensemble, or general studies selected in conference with major adviser

For master of science candidates: 6 credits must be in the area of general studies.

Total      30