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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Music Education (MUE)

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Master of Arts (M.A.)
CIP Code: 13.1312
College of The Arts (FA)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 30

Contact Information:
College of The Arts
Music Department (MUS)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue FAH110
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
William Hayden
Phone: 813-974-1753
Email: wphayden@usf.edu

Website: http://music.arts.usf.edu


Faculty Search: The Arts Faculty List


Major Information

The M.A. degree at USF is intended for the currently practicing music educator who wishes to increase their understanding of informal learning and learner-centered pedagogies. This major also empowers students to become action researchers and thoughtful consumers of research in music education.

Accreditation:
National Association of Schools of Music (N.A.S.M.).

Major Research Areas:
Alternate Methods, Community Collaboration, Contemporary Changes, Early Childhood, General Music, International Perspectives, Multicultural Issues, Technology, Teacher Behaviors, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology.

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: February 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: February 1

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.
  • An official Transcript for a completed undergraduate degree in music (from an accredited program) is required with the application..
  • The overall Grade Point Average (GPA) for upper division credit hours must be at least 3.00, and the GPA for all music, music education, and education courses included in the undergraduate degree must be at least 3.00.
  • A Rsum
  • A minimum of two (2) current Letters of Recommendation from people qualified to speak on behalf of the applicant's professional capabilities must accompany the application.
  • At least two years of K-12 music teaching experience, or the equivalent, are required.
  • However, final approval for admission must be granted by the music education faculty.
  • International students must include copies of graduation Certificates and/or Diplomas (in addition to official transcripts) with their applications. If English is not their primary language, they must have at least a score of 550 (or 213 for the computer version) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or they must have completed English Language Institute (ELI) Level 4 or Level 5 and have passed the ELI Exit Assessment.

It is important to enroll in the term of admission. If postponement is necessary, you should request that your application be updated for the term when you will register for classes.

Admissions Status: Apply (Direct Receipt)

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Major Requirements

Requirements
MUE 6428 (6) Learner-Centered Approaches to Music Education I - (alternative calendar)
MUE 6785 (3) Research Design and Methods in Music Education -
MUE 6787 (3) Literature Review in Music Education
MUE 6789 (3)Research Report Writing in Music Education
MUE 6429 (3) Learner-Centered Approaches in Music Education II
MUH 6020 (3) History of Blues and Rock

Electives - 9 credit hours
Any graduate level music courses or course related to the student's research interests.

The responsibility for seeing that all graduation requirements are met rests with the student.

Comprehensive Exam
The submission of an action research project final report will be the Comprehensive Examination. Final recommendation with signatures presented to Graduate Director of Graduate Studies in Music.


College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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USF Degree Requirements

See USF Degree Requirements —
http://www.grad.usf.edu/policies.php

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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Graduate Course Information

Use the list below to lookup graduate courses related to this program in the USF Course Inventory:

MUS6793, EDF6432, MUE6080, MUS6910, MUS6793, EDF6432, MUE6080,