Music Education Program Information and Admission Requirements
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Master of Arts in Education Degree
The Department of Music offers its graduate program to serve three main purposes:
- Provide a comprehensive course of academic study for those students who seek the Master of Arts in
Education—Music Education degree;
- Make available relevant and engaging graduate courses for those students who do not wish to pursue an advanced degree; and
- Provide for graduate students experiences which will serve their cultural and professional needs.
Admission to the Master of Arts in Music Education will require the following:
- A completed graduate application form (and fee);
- Completion of the bachelor's degree with a major in music from a fully accredited institution, with a minimum GPA of 3.0; an
official transcript from the institution at which the applicant has taken undergraduate work (must be sent directly from the
- Undergraduate courses may not be taken for graduate degree credit.
- Satisfactory completion of departmental entrance requirements:
- Take the UNK Graduate Music Examination (If deficiencies are indicated, additional coursework may be required.)
- Present a portfolio including a one to two page philosophy of teaching, sample programs, curriculum, and other examples
of organizational, philosophical, research or performance experiences
- Submit a DVD with 10-20 minutes demonstrating teaching ability in the classroom, rehearsal, or studio (for private
- Submit a recording or a performance on principal instrument or voice (required of those who wish to enroll in graduate
level applied lessons).
- Submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who have knowledge of the applicant's capabilities/professional
- Admission is complete when an approved Program of Study and Application for Candidacy are on file.
Completion of this program requires passing a comprehensive examination covering the following areas: music theory, music
history, music education, general.
13 Jul 2011