Master of Music in Music Education
Tarleton State University
Tarleton State University offers an online Master of Music (MM) degree in Music Education designed for the adult learner whose schedule may not afford them the opportunity to attend a campus-based program. The MM offers both a thesis or non-thesis track. Courses are designed to be 10 weeks long so that end-of-course papers or projects do not coincide with the end-of-semester programs and performances that many music educators face.
The MM in Music Education is a 36-hour program. Music core courses include Analytical Techniques, Advanced Arranging, and Ethnomusicology. The Music Education core courses are Foundations of Music Education, Research in Music Education I&II, and Advanced Elementary Music Pedagogy or Advanced Secondary Music Pedagogy. The non-thesis option requires a Curriculum Project over the length of two semesters totaling six credit hours. The thesis must likewise consist of two semesters of enrollment for six hours credit. There are three other required courses in Technology in the Music Classroom, Ethnomusicology and Psychology of Music.
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Tarleton State University is a state university, located in Stephenville, Texas, that is well-known for their horse breeding program and innovative teacher education. Founded in 1899, Tarleton State is known for having one of the largest and oldest public school improvement partnerships helping more than 50 area school districts. In 1917, Tarleton became a member of the Texas A&M University System and, in 1959, it became a four-year degree granting institution. In 1973, the school gained status as a university. Today, TSU is one of the country’s fasting growing public universities and is recorded as the second largest institution in the Texas A&M system.
Tarleton offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from the following colleges:
- College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
- College of Business Administration
- College of Education
- College of Health Sciences and Human Services
- College of Liberal and Fine Arts
- College of Science and Technology
- College of Graduate Studies
Several of the bachelor's and master's degrees are offered completely online.
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