Instrumental Music Education
Students in this program gain the skills needed to teach students to play brass, woodwind, string and percussion instruments. Music teachers are able to share that knowledge with learners in grades K-12 and are also prepared to teach general music courses, helping their learners develop a greater appreciation of music in all its forms. Musical training can reduce stress; improve memory; increase time management, organizational and team-building skills; and improve overall academic performance. In this program, you will:
- Gain the knowledge and skills to have a positive impact on students in the K-12 classroom
- Become part of a supportive network of fellow students, alumni and faculty that will inspire and sustain you throughout your career
- Learn from expert faculty currently active in the K-12 classroom who are here to help you shape your path to your own classroom
|License + MA|
For the License:
TEGR 510 Education's Place in Society
For the License + MA (add the following to the License):
CIED 500 Principles of Educational Research
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|Instrumental Music Requirements|
|EDUC 110 Introduction to Music Education||MUSC 231 Introduction to Conducting I|
|EDUC 218 Tchg Techniques Brass Family [Fall-Even]||MUSC 232 Introduction to Conducting II|
|EDUC 220 Tchg Techniques Percussion Family [Spr-Even]||MUSC 233 Music of the World: Aural & Written Tradition|
|EDUC 221 Tchg Techniques Woodwind Family [Spr-Even]||MUSC 341 Theory Elective: Musicianship Pedagogy for Music Educators|
|EDUC 324 Tchg Techniques String Family [Spr-Odd]||MUSC 411 History & Literature of Music I|
|EDUC 362 Vocal Pedagogy for Singers [Fall-Even]||MUSC 412 HIstory & Literature of Music II|
|MUSC 354 Advanced Conduction & Materials: Instr.||MUSN 185 or 186 Ensemble (6 semesters) see catalog for selection guidelines|
|MUSC 001 Student Convocation Hour (6 semesters)||MUSP 103 Skills for Piano Proficiency piano majors only|
|MUSC 101 Piano Skills I||MUSP 3xx Performance Studies (6 semesters)|
|MUSC 102 Piano Skills II||MUSR 200 Piano Proficiency|
|MUSC 113 Music Theory I||MUSR 270 Level I Recital|
|MUSC 114 Music Theory II||MUSR 350 Level II Recital|
|MUSC 133 Music of the U.S.: Aural & Written Traditions||PHYS 105 Musical Acoustics|
|MUSC 140 Music Media|
|MUSC 201 Piano Skills III|
|MUSC 202 Piano Skills IV|
|MUSC 213 Music Theory III|
|MUSC 214 Music Theory IV|
- Candidates for this degree have:
- A Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution
- A cumulative minimum undergraduate G.P.A. of 3.0 (4.0 scale). If below 3.0, please reference our provisional admission policy.
- Submit the following application materials:
- Application form
- Two positive letters of reference from non-related individuals
- Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work (unless that work was completed at the University of St. Thomas)
- Submit transcripts to: Graduate Admissions, University of St. Thomas, Box 5, 1000 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
- Personal statement.
- Submit the supplementary materials:
- Official test scores
- International Applicants:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required for any candidate whose primary language is not English.
- Transcript Review: All international transcripts must be reviewed by an accredited evaluation service to determine U.S. equivalency of the degree awarded and the institution awarding the degree. Applications will not be reviewed for admissions until the official review is submitted.
Ongoing Professional Development
Whether networking with leaders in the field of education reform, acquiring new tools to identify early warning signs of mental illness in your classroom, or simply catching up on the latest offerings in children’s literature, annual events and conferences in the School of Education offer a variety of networking and professional development opportunities. Most events include a CEU component.
Mentored Clinical Practice
The dedicated faculty and staff in the Teacher Education program will work with you to ensure that your clinical practice experience (student teaching) will meet your needs and facilitate your growth, both personally and professionally. Throughout your time student teaching, regularly scheduled seminars with faculty and peers offer the opportunity to form a strong professional network as you prepare to enter the field.
The School of Education takes pride in engaging in innovative partnerships with a variety of organizations. Students in the School of Education will find many opportunities for professional growth as a result of working these organizations. Partnership examples include the Northwest Suburban Integration District, Center for Academics and Sports, FAIR School and the Collaborative Urban Educators program.