Music Education, M.M.

Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts / BOYER COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DANCE

About the Program

The Master of Music in Music Education degree offers opportunities for advanced studies on broad-based principles and practices in Music Education, as well as theories of learning and teaching, and provides an introduction to research methodology.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 6 years

Campus Location: Main

Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The degree program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis.

Ranking: Boyer College of Music and Dance has been ranked among the top 30 music schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Accreditation: The Music Education programs at Boyer College of Music and Dance are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Areas of Specialization: The M.M. in Music Education provides opportunities for advanced study through specialization in either music education practice or music education research. This program of study is designed for students intending to pursue a doctoral degree in Music Education; those seeking permanent certification in Pennsylvania; or those who view the degree as terminal.

Job Prospects: Students typically find employment in educational systems and also within the music industry. The program also is recommended for those who plan to pursue a doctoral degree in Music Education.

Non-Matriculated Student Policy: With permission from the Dean's Office, individuals may be granted permission to enter the College as a non-matriculated student, taking up to 9 graduate credits (excluding private lessons) before applying for admission to a program.

Financing Opportunities: Boyer College of Music and Dance offers a number of assistantships and academic internships to matriculated graduate students. Full awards carry a cash stipend plus full tuition remission for the Fall and Spring terms. Partial awards also are available in values of 1/4 or 1/2 of a full award. Duties for assistantships and internships vary, but typically include teaching, tutoring, classroom assistance, research, artistic performance, and/or direct service related to academic programs. Applicants must submit an assistantship/internship application by March 1 to obtain priority consideration for an award. Applications are available online at the Graduate Financial Aid page of Boyer's website. Typically these awards are made only in the Fall term for up to two terms: Fall and Spring. Awards may be renewed on an annual basis (typically up to one additional year for master's students and up to three years for doctoral students) based on departmental needs as well as satisfactory academic and musical progress by the recipient.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadline:

Fall: February 1
Spring: November 15

Decisions regarding admission are rendered after all required credentials have been submitted and the admissions application is complete.

APPLY ONLINE to this graduate program.

Letters of Reference:
Number Required: 2

From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from evaluators who can provide insight into the applicant's abilities, talents, and aptitude for graduate study. Applicants who received a bachelor's degree from the Boyer College of Music and Dance within the previous 12 months are exempt from this requirement.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration: All applicants must present credentials that are the equivalent of the appropriate Bachelor of Music degree at Temple University, which is based on a curriculum of 124 to 135 hours.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A degree in Music Education is required.

Statement of Goals: Provide a written account of your accomplishments to date, your goals and expectations for the program, your goals for beyond the program, and your special interests in the discipline.

Standardized Test Scores:
TOEFL: 90 iBT or 575 PBT minimum

Interview: After the admissions application has been received by Temple University, applicants should contact the department at 215-204-8310 to arrange a campus visit and schedule an interview with the department chair and faculty.

Resume: Your current resume must be submitted in paper form with other supporting application materials and forwarded electronically to the department chair.

Academic and Musical Profile (AMP): The Academic and Musical Profile (AMP) consists of two parts:

  1. Performance: Applicants must submit a digital video of representative instruction episodes that adequately demonstrate both teaching skills and musicianship. The tape should be no more than 15 minutes in duration and may include any type of music teaching. Applicants should include a brief written narrative explaining the contents of the video.
  2. Written: This examination is completed by the applicant during the on-campus interview visit. The applicant has 90 minutes to demonstrate writing skills and general knowledge about music education. The exam is scored by Music Education faculty. Results are considered in the admissions decision. Additional coursework may be required to remediate inadequacies.

Teaching Certification: Applicants must be certified to teach in at least one state in the United States. A copy of the teaching certificate must be submitted.

Transfer Credit: A student who wishes to transfer credit should speak with her/his academic advisor and obtain a "Request for Transfer of Graduate Credit" form, found at www.temple.edu/grad/forms. Transfer credits must be approved by the advisor, the department chair, and the Associate Dean. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 6.

Other: Due to the large number of applications for admission and the competitive nature of its music programs, the College admits only a portion of its applicants. In addition to the general admissions credentials required of all Temple University graduate applicants, specialized admission criteria (i.e., auditions, portfolios, interviews, recommendations, departmental term papers, and standardized examinations) are very heavily weighted in admission decisions of the Boyer College of Music and Dance. Graduate applicants may be rejected for admission for failing to obtain the required level of proficiency in any one area of the specialized admission criteria regardless of the level of success in meeting the Temple University general admission criteria. In addition to the level of success demonstrated in the above-mentioned criteria, a final admission factor is the College's Optimum Enrollment Policy. This Policy may preclude the admission of any student who meets the minimum requirements.

Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit any additional information that will help the faculty making an admissions decision. Additional items may include, but are not limited to, digital recordings of compositions or arrangements, recordings of performance groups, lesson or rehearsal plans, curriculum development material, and recital performance recordings.

Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 32

Required Courses: 1

MUED 8651Psych Music Lrn & Behav3
MUED 8652Measurement and Evaluation in Music3
MUED 8653Learning Theory in Music3
MUED 8661Research in Music Education3
MUED 9996M.M. Final Project: Music Education2
Electives
Music Education courses and/or workshops9
Coursework in Music, Music Education, and/or Music Studies9
Total Credit Hours32
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All M.M. coursework stresses the acquisition of advanced knowledge of the theory of teaching and learning, as well as principles of and practices in Music Education.

Additional Requirements:

All degree credits are to be earned at Temple University.

Diagnostic Examinations:
All entering Master of Music students are required to take Diagnostic Examinations in Harmony, Counterpoint, Aural Skills, and Music History prior to the first term of graduate study. The purpose of these examinations is to determine weaknesses in undergraduate preparation. Depending on the examination results, students may be required to take one or more remedial courses. In these instances, the remedial courses will be graded on a "Credit / No Credit" basis and the official university transcript will indicate "CR" (for "Credit," meaning that the deficiency has been satisfied) or "NC" (for "No Credit," meaning that the deficiency has not been satisfied). Students must have a "B-" or better average in any remedial course or section thereof to earn the grade of "Credit" and to satisfy the requirement. Students who earn a grade of "NC" (that is, having a class average below "B-") must retake that course or section until an average of "B-" or higher is achieved and a grade of "CR" is recorded on the official university transcript. Remedial courses are offered for undergraduate credit only, and may not count toward graduate degree requirements.

  1. All entering M.M. students must take the Diagnostic Examination in Harmony, Counterpoint, and Aural Skills prior to the first term of graduate study unless conditions for exemption have been met (see below). Students may take the test only once, and if they do not pass the test or any portion thereof, they must enroll in the remedial course(s) during their first term of study. Depending on which section(s) of the examination are failed, the examiners will stipulate which sections of remedial coursework the student must take. The courses are MUST 5001 Diatonic Harm. Review, MUST 5002 Chromatic Harm. Review, MUST 5003 Counterpoint Review, and MUST 5004 Grad Aural Theory Review.
  2. All entering M.M. students are required to take the Diagnostic Examination in Music History prior to registering for their first term of graduate study unless conditions for exemption have been met (see below). If the student is unsuccessful in passing any portion of the Music History examination, the student may select one of two options:
    1. Option A entails registering to take MUST 5005 Remedial Studies in Music History for 1 to 5 undergraduate credits, with 1 credit assigned to each of the following five periods: Renaissance, Baroque, Classic, Romantic, and Twentieth Century. Students may register for a maximum of 3 credits of MUST 5005 in any term; thus, it is possible to extend the remediation over two terms.
    2. Option B entails the student's studying independently and retaking the failed sections of the examination at the end of the first term of study. Students may retake the examination only once, and if any section is failed a second time, they must take the assigned remedial sections in their second term of study.
  3. Conditions for Exemption: The requirement to take the Diagnostic Examination in any area is waived only for graduates of the Boyer College of Music and Dance who:
    1. matriculate and enroll in the term immediately following completion of all undergraduate degree requirements; and
    2. received grades of "B-" or better in every undergraduate course taken in each individual examination area to be waived.

Professional Development Policy:
In addition to taking the required subjects for their degrees, all students in the Boyer College of Music and Dance are obligated to serve in a number of capacities in order to enrich their academic and musical expertise. Boyer College of Music and Dance believes that such experiences give impetus to successful professional careers. Among the duties that may be required are conducting laboratory classes; tutoring; teaching private lessons; coaching; participating in the distribution and inventory control of Temple University-owned musical instruments and instructional materials; participating in ensembles; accompanying; performing at admissions and open house events; supervising performance classes; and engaging in other academic activities.

Independent Study Courses:
Independent study courses provide a special opportunity for graduate students to work in a highly individualized setting with one or more faculty members. All such study must receive the approval of the faculty member providing the instruction, the students' major advisor, and the Associate Dean. Approval will be granted only after the student has presented a detailed description of the intended independent study project. Approval of independent study projects will be granted only for students whose academic and musical record provides substantial support for the benefits of this type of study. In no case may more than 20% of a graduate student's curriculum be taken as independent study. Private lessons beyond those required in the curriculum are not an appropriate form of independent study.

Acceptable English:
All students, including those for whom English is not the native language, are expected to present all written work in acceptable English. No double standard exists to differentiate students on the basis of proficiency in the use of the English language. Students are also responsible for becoming familiar with the College's statement on plagiarism and academic honesty.

Applied Study:

  1. Graduate students in non-performing curricula may take up to 6 credits of applied study toward the degree with the permission of the major advisor, department chair, and the chair of vocal or instrumental studies. Such non-required lessons may be taken only if the student can pass the normal graduate-level performing audition expected of performance majors. In this event, a fee of $200, not covered by tuition remission, is charged.
  2. Regardless of major, graduate students with a demonstrable performing proficiency that may not meet the more rigorous requirements of a graduate-level audition may, by audition, qualify to take 2 credits of applied study per term for graduate credit. These courses carry a fee of $400 plus tuition and may be applied to the non-performing curriculum for degree credit. Up to 6 credits may be taken with the approval of the major advisor.
  3. Graduate assistantships and other forms of University-sponsored financial aid do not cover private lesson or Recital Extension fees.

Incompletes:
All incomplete grades and keyboard proficiencies must be fulfilled by the first day of the month in which the student expects to graduate.

Culminating Events:
Comprehensive Oral Review with Additional Requirement:
All Master of Music and Master of Education students must take a Comprehensive Oral Review and complete an additional requirement. The choice of additional requirement must be declared no later than the second term of study following discussion with the academic advisor:

  • Final Written Project and Oral Defense: The Comprehensive Oral Review is part of the oral defense. The student is asked to apply coursework materials to concepts covered in the final written project. The Defense Examining Committee presides and evaluates.
  • Thesis and Oral Defense: The Comprehensive Oral Review is part of the oral defense. The student is asked to apply coursework materials to concepts covered in the thesis. The Defense Examining Committee presides and evaluates.
  • Nine term hours of additional coursework: Students must schedule the Comprehensive Oral Review with the Music Education faculty in the last term of study. Students are expected to answer questions concerning issues and ideas covered in coursework. At least two faculty members administer the Comprehensive Oral Review and evaluate its results.

Courses

MUED 5649. Of Sound Mind and Body: Musical and Nonmusical Strategies for Optimal Resiliency and Wellness. 1 Credit Hour.

This course will explore how the expressive arts, and especially music, can enhance the process of becoming aware of, making choices toward, and engaging in practices that result in a resilient, healthy and fulfilling life.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 5650. Contemporary Problems in Music Education: Individual Study. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

Study of recent trends and issues in Music Education through critical examination of research and practical application of selected techniques.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 5651. Performance Anxiety. 1 Credit Hour.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 5652. Night Owls Campus/Community Band. 0 or 1 Credit Hours.

The Night Owls Campus/Community Band is a large concert wind band that is comprised of Temple University students (majors and non-majors) and community members from the Greater Philadelphia area. No audition is required for membership. The ensemble meets one evening per week, totaling two hours of rehearsal, and performs a concert at the end of each semester. Repertory performed includes standard wind literature and crowd-pleasing favorites. Members may elect to participate for Temple University academic credit or pay a nominal fee to join as a community member (course credit is not transcripted in the latter choice). NOTE: Ability to read music is required; personally owned instrument or rental needed.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 5653. Effective Arts Education Environments: Managing the Classroom. 3 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on effective and efficient methods for engaging and teaching students of all ages in a variety of arts education environments (including but not limited to music, art, theater, and dance). Calling upon content knowledge and skills in arts education fields, students will be introduced to established and innovative teaching techniques that favor the advancement of student learner through shaping of the learning environment. Emphases will include current trends and research-based practices, diversity among learners, implementation of novel and efficient techniques, observation and analysis.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 5676. Audiation and Music Learning. 3 Credit Hours.

The course covers music learning theory, music aptitude and achievement, sequential acquisition of tonal and rhythm skill and content, tonal and rhythm solfeggio, learning sequence activities, whole-part-whole organization of curriculum and teaching, and satisfies music learning theory requirements for completion of Professional Development Level 1 by the Gordon Institute for Music Learning.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 5677. Music Learning Theory in Context: Early Childhood, Instrumental, and General Music Applications. 3 Credit Hours.

The course covers contextual and practical application techniques for music learning theory in early childhood, instrumental and general music settings. Students will learn about informal guidance and formal instruction in music, develop musicianship and composition and improvisation skills in a variety of tonalities and meters, learn to use movement in music instructional settings, learn and teach an MLT based rote song teaching and evaluation procedure, teach learning sequence activities relevant to specific genres, peer-teach, and develop classroom activities based on MLT and audiation.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 8325. Apprenticeship in Music Therapy Education and Supervision II. 1 Credit Hour.

Faculty provide doctoral students with close supervision as they assist in the teaching and supervision of Music Therapy students.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8425. Apprenticeship in Music Therapy Education and Supervision III. 1 Credit Hour.

Faculty provide doctoral students with close supervision as they assist in the teaching and supervision of Music Therapy students.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8525. Apprenticeship in Music Therapy Education and Supervision IV. 1 Credit Hour.

Faculty provide doctoral students with close supervision as they assist in the teaching and supervision of Music Therapy students.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8566. Qualitative Res: Mus Ed. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8601. Qualitative Research in Music Therapy. 1 to 9 Credit Hour.

Students learn to conceive, design, and write a qualitative research study in Music Therapy.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 8602. Quantitative Research in Music Therapy. 1 to 9 Credit Hour.

Students learn to conceive, design, and write a quantitative research study in Music Therapy.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 8603. Theories of Music Psychotherapy. 1 to 9 Credit Hour.

An examination of how Music Psychotherapy is practiced within various theoretical orientations.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 8611. Music Therapy Research. 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to quantitative and qualitative research in Music Therapy, with emphasis on developing skills in reading and evaluating studies.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8612. Music Therapy Foundation. 3 Credit Hours.

An examination of musicological, philosophical, psychological, biological, and sociological foundations for Music Therapy.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8613. Songs in Psychotherapy. 2 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8614. Guided Imagery and Music I. 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to GIM through demonstrations, lectures, and personal experiences. Topics include the role of music, relaxation procedures, types of imagery, and basic guiding techniques.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8615. Adv Mus Thrpy Clin Trng. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 8616. MT Foundations. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8617. Multicultural Music Therapy. 2 to 3 Credit Hours.

An examination of the specific needs of multicultural clients, with training in specialized Music Therapy approaches and methods. Emphasis is given to the acquisition of skills in ethnic musical forms and multicultural empathy.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 8618. Music in Medicine. 1 to 9 Credit Hour.

An examination of research and clinical practice concerning the mind-body-social-spirit relationships and the acquisition of knowledge and skill in Music Therapy approaches to promote biopsychosocial health.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 8619. Music Therapy Education and Training. 1 to 2 Credit Hour.

An introduction to accreditation and approval, curriculum planning, syllabus design, teaching, academic supervision, and the challenges presented in each of these areas of Music Therapy.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 8621. Music Therapy Ethics. 2 Credit Hours.

An examination of ethical issues in Music Therapy practice, research, education, and supervision.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8622. Res Mus Psychotherapy. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8623. Research in Music Psychotherapy. 3 Credit Hours.

For doctoral students only. A critical examination of foundational, process-oriented, and efficacy research on the use of music in psychotherapy.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8624. Research in Music Medicine. 3 Credit Hours.

For doctoral students only. A critical examination of foundational and efficacy research on the use of music in medicine.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8625. Apprenticeship in Music Therapy Education and Supervision. 1 Credit Hour.

Faculty provide doctoral students with close supervision as they assist in the teaching and supervision of Music Therapy students.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 8626. Models of Clinical Supervision in Music Therapy. 2 Credit Hours.

An in-depth examination of various models of Music Therapy supervision appropriate for pre-professional and professional clinical work, including psychodynamic, humanistic, and behavioral models. Emphasis is given to the use of Music and Music Therapy techniques as forms of supervision.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8627. Apprentice MT Ed/Slp II. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 8651. Psych Music Lrn & Behav. 3 Credit Hours.

Simple acoustic principles and the physiology of hearing lay groundwork for investigation into issues of perception, measurement, and performance of rhythm, melody, and harmony.  Aural acquisition of musical information and understanding notation follow.  Human propensities in preference, affect, and aesthetics are covered, as well as extra-musical objectives as an outcome of musical training.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Education
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8652. Measurement and Evaluation in Music. 3 Credit Hours.

Measurement and evaluation appropriate to music study are reviewed. A primary focus is the development of appropriate and effective measurement tools for use in music instructional programs. The value, delivery, use, and interpretation of tests of musical behavior are examined. Technical aspects of measurement are given necessary pragmatic consideration.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Education
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8653. Learning Theory in Music. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8654. Adv Methods Instrum MUED. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8655. Quantitative Res: Mus Ed. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8656. Academic Writing Skills. 3 Credit Hours.

The focus is on honing writing skills toward the development of skills necessary for successful completion of a thesis, monograph, or dissertation. Topics include common writing flaws, identifying systematic flaws in the student's writing, improvement of sentence and paragraph composition, development of appreciation for revision, and practice in oral presentation.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Education
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8657. Create/Devel a Rock Band. 2 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8658. Res 21st C Prac Gen Mus. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8659. Select/Rehearse Band Lit. 2 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8660. Music Education in a New Key. 2 to 3 Credit Hours.

As the world evolves, music educators look to improve ways in which the musical needs of students and the community are met. This course targets innovation and tradition. Students will explore contemporary thought and practice in the field as well as revisit effective and established traditions, towards the strengthening of personal and professional goals. Topics may include but are not limited to: Collaboration, Creation, Performance, Musical Responses, Community Connections, Curiosities and Inquiry, Social Interactions.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 8661. Research in Music Education. 3 Credit Hours.

Study of research design, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and modern investigative techniques in Music and Music Education. Required of all candidates for the Master of Music degree majoring in Music Education. Strongly recommended for Ph.D. candidates in Music Education.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Education
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8662. Informal Music Learning. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8663. Interactive Multimedia I. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8664. Interactiv Multimedia II. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8665. Jazz Instrumental Education. 3 Credit Hours.

Focus will be upon jazz instrumental education in jazz ensemble rehearsals and jazz composition/arranging courses. Emphasis on forming jazz combos and small jazz ensembles; devising efficient rehearsals for various instrument groupings; composing and arranging selections to meet the needs of jazz ensemble instrumentation; and experiencing and evaluating methods of learning in jazz.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 8666. Qualitative Res: Mus Ed. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8667. Music and the Mind: Understanding Music Perception and Cognition. 3 Credit Hours.

The burgeoning field of neuroscience provides the opportunity for greater understanding of human perception and cognition in many areas of learning. This course focuses on the intersection of the brain and music as revealed through current research. Topics may include (but are not limited to): emotion, memory, cognition, language, music skills development, aesthetics, and well-being.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8668. History and Philosophy of Music Education. 3 Credit Hours.

The purpose of this course is to synthesize diverse viewpoints regarding the history and philosophy of American music education. Students will analyze philosophical writings that have guided the decision-making of individuals and groups regarding why, what, and how music is taught in the public schools. Students will also gain facility with historical movements and educational policies as a contextual lens toward participating in future music education practices with regard to curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8670. Special Topics: Instrumental Music Education. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

For the creative and innovative graduate music education student. A synthesis of previous work in instrumental and vocal music courses, composition/arranging courses, and chamber rehearsals. Emphasis on forming combos and small ensembles of contemporary musical styles; devising an efficient rehearsal for various instrument groupings; developing minor instrument performance skills; composing and arranging selections to meet the needs of ensemble instrumentation; and experiencing and evaluating methods of informal learning in music.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: Music:Education
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 8672. Supervsed Univ Music Tch. 1 Credit Hour.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 8673. Music Tch in Higher Educ. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8674. Sem Grad Music Education. 1 Credit Hour.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 8675. Choral Pedagogy Seminar. 2 to 3 Credit Hours.

Choral music education and choral conducting majors will increase their understanding of current research and pedagogical systems that are directly related to teaching choral music to inclusive populations in a variety of settings. Students will be challenged to study various philosophical, pedagogical, and programmatic concepts as a basis for becoming a proficient rehearsal technician and choral scholar. Content varies from semester to semester.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 8680. Contemporary Problems in Music Education: Individual Study. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

Study of recent trends and issues in Music Education through critical examination of research and practical application of selected techniques.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Education
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 8690. Contemporary Problems in Music Education: Individual Study. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

Study of recent trends and issues in Music Education through critical examination of research and practical application of selected techniques.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Education
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 8691. Research Seminar in Music Education. 3 Credit Hours.

Planning and execution of pre-dissertation research projects are discussed. Participants work independently and in small groups to acquire skills necessary for completion of the dissertation.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Education
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8725. Apprenticeship in Music Therapy Education and Supervision V. 1 Credit Hour.

Faculty provide doctoral students with close supervision as they assist in the teaching and supervision of Music Therapy students.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 8825. Apprenticeship in Music Therapy Education and Supervision VI. 1 Credit Hour.

Faculty provide doctoral students with close supervision as they assist in the teaching and supervision of Music Therapy students.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 9601. Basic Sk: Comm/Dig Media. 2 to 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 9611. Theory Development in Music Therapy. 3 Credit Hours.

For doctoral students only. An examination of the nature of theory and the theorizing process in music therapy, based on a comparison of existing theories. Emphasis is given to developing a theory based on practice and/or research.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MUED 9641. Music Therapy Doctoral Seminar. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

For doctoral students only. Seminar on examining current issues in Music Therapy theory, practice, research, education, training, and supervision.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 9642. Music Therapy Research Apprenticeship. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

Graduate students conduct Music Therapy research under faculty supervision.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 9643. Music Therapy Research Apprenticeship. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

Graduate students conduct Music Therapy research under faculty supervision.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 9660. Advanced Topics in Music Psychotherapy. 1 to 4 Credit Hour.

An in-depth examination of practice, research, and/or theory in areas of specialization in Music Psychotherapy.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 9670. Advanced Topics in Music Medicine. 1 to 4 Credit Hour.

An in-depth examination of practice, research, and/or theory in areas of specialization in Music Medicine.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 9680. Music Therapy: Special Topics. 1 to 9 Credit Hour.

An in-depth examination of a particular topic in Music Therapy practice, research, or theory.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 9687. Advanced Music Therapy Practicum. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

Individual and group supervision of initial professional clinical work in Music Therapy.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 9690. Music Therapy: Special Topics. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

An exploration of interdisciplinary topics in art, dance, music, drama and poetry therapies.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 9994. Preliminary Examination Preparation. 1 to 6 Credit Hour.

For doctoral students in Music Education readying themselves to take the Preliminary Examinations.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Education
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 9995. Final Project in Music Therapy. 1 to 9 Credit Hour.

For master's degree candidates in Music Therapy only. Students complete the master's degree research project under faculty supervision.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Therapy
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 9996. M.M. Final Project: Music Education. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

Registration is limited to M.M. candidates in Music Education. Continuous registration in the Fall and Spring semesters is required until the project is completed. Maximum number of terms faculty may carry any individual candidate is 3.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Education
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 9998. Pre-Dissertation Research. 1 to 6 Credit Hour.

For doctoral students in Music Education who have passed the Preliminary Examinations and who do not yet have an approved dissertation proposal.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Education
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MUED 9999. Doctoral Dissertation. 1 to 6 Credit Hour.

Registration is limited to Ph.D. candidates in Music Education. Continuous registration in the Fall and Spring semesters is required until the oral defense has been passed.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music Education
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College
Student Attribute restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Student Attributes: Dissertation Writing Student

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

Contacts

Department Web Address:

http://www.temple.edu/boyer/academicprograms/music-education/

Department Information:

Dept. of Music Education and Therapy

Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts/Boyer College of Music and Dance

2001 N. 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122-6079

radclef@temple.edu

215-204-8310

Mailing Address for Application Materials:

Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts/Boyer College of Music and Dance

129 Presser Hall (012-00)

2001 N. 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122-6079

Department Contacts:

Admissions:

James Short

jshort@temple.edu

215-204-8598

Program Coordinator:

Professor Rollo Dilworth

radclef@temple.edu

215-204-8317

Chairperson:

Professor Rollo Dilworth

radclef@temple.edu

215-204-8317