Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Music D.A. — Music Education Emphasis

College of Performing and Visual Arts

See “Music D.A. — Music Education Emphasis"

Doctor of Arts in Music candidates will take written and oral comprehensive examinations at a time approved by the major advisor.

For additional information, see “Doctor of Arts Sequence and Check List” published by the School of Music.

See "Graduate Admission Requirements” for more information.

Degree Requirements — 66 Credits

Required Emphasis Credits — 25 hours

Primary Emphasis (15 hours)

EDF 640Psychological Foundations of Education


EDF 685Philosophical Foundations of Education


MUS 519Foundations of Music Education


MUS 533Curriculum Trends in Music Education


MUS 612Psychology of Music Teaching and Learning


Secondary Emphasis (10 hours)

Elective Credits — 13 hours

Electives will be selected by advisement based on candidate's needs identified through advisory examination and special interests. Electives may be selected from courses offered by the School of Music, or from areas outside of music, such as Educational Administration, Special Education or Psychology.

Research Core — 12 hours

MUS 610Research in Music Education


MUS 700Introduction to Doctoral Research


SRM 602Statistical Methods I


SRM 603Statistical Methods II


Research Proposal/Dissertation — 16 Hours

MUS 797Doctoral Proposal Research

1- 4

MUS 799Doctoral Dissertation


MUS 797: Take 4 credits

MUS 799: Take 12 credits

NOTE: The dissertation should include goals such as extension of the student's knowledge and improvement of their teaching ability in the field, development of new knowledge that will contribute to music education and implementation of music education theory to the practical aspects of ongoing school music programs.

Secondary Emphasis courses may be selected from courses offered by the School of Music, or from areas outside of music, such as educational leadership, special education or psychology. A project integrating one or more subject areas with music education will be part of the secondary emphasis expectation. The project is given on a directed study basis and may be extended into the framework of the dissertation.