Program Details

M.A. degree program in education: music teacher (all grades)
HEGIS code 0832
NYS SED program code 26816

The Conservatory of Music in conjunction with the Department of Secondary Education, offers a master of arts degree in education for Music teachers (all grades). The New York State Education Department licenses graduates of registered teacher education programs who meet the state requirements for teachers.

The master of arts, music teacher degree is for certified music educators who are working towards their permanent certification. Students in the M.A., music teacher program have the opportunity to explore musical topics beyond the realm of music education by participating in graduate seminars in music history, music theory, performance practice, and conservatory ensembles, while taking advanced courses in the history and theory of music education. 30 credits in graduate level music courses are required. (Graduate level School of Education courses may be used as electives.) Students can either complete a thesis or education project, or complete 33 credits without a project. All students should consult with the School of Education for the current requirements.

Program Heads

Name
Title
Phone
Email
Office Hours
Davis, Susan Assistant Professor 718 951 5000 x1182 401s Whitehead Hall sdavis @ brooklyn.cuny.edu  
Jensen-moulton, Stephanie Graduate Deputy 718 951 5000 x1182 415 Whitehead Hall sjensenmoulton @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Mon & Wed 10:30am-1pm; Tues 1pm-4:15; other days & times by appointment

 

Admission Requirements

Department Education, Secondary Education
Music, Conservatory Of
Fall Application Deadline March 1st
Spring Application Deadline November 1st - rolling admission
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit to the Office of Admissions official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, two letters of recommendation, resume, photocopy of New York State or other state teaching certificate, a brief biographical statement of 500 to 1,000 words describing your reasons for pursuing the specific graduate program to which you are applying and your future professional goals. In addition, applicants must demonstrate acceptable performance on primary instrument and attend interview with Music Education coordinator.
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 550, 213, 79
Examinations

 

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Matriculation requirements
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In addition to meeting the general matriculation and admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies, applicants must hold either a B.A. in music teaching or a B.Mus. in music education. Also eligible to apply are (a) students holding other music bachelor's degrees with sufficient course work in education and music education to be permitted to take student teaching, or (b) students holding a bachelor's degree with at least 36 credits in music courses, including an array of analysis, counterpoint, harmony, history, conducting, performance, education, and music education courses sufficient for admission to student teaching in music. Requirements for student teaching are available from the coordinator of music education.

Applicants must submit a copy of their New York State teaching certificate. Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00. International applicants for whom English is a second language must have attained a TOEFL score of at least 550 on the paper-based test or 213 on the computer-based test or 79 on the internet-based test, to be considered for admission.

Applicants must pass a performance audition and music education interview and submit a portfolio including such items as rsum, writing sample, and evidence of teaching experience.

A placement examination covering music history, theory,and analysis is given to all applicants for admission. Further information about the examination is available from the assistant director of the Conservatory of Music.

The student's program must be planned and approved by the coordinator of music education and approved by the assistant director. Courses in the conservatory offered toward the degree must be 7000-level courses.

General matriculation and admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission."

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Degree requirements
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Thirty to 33 credits are required for the degree.

The following courses are required:

1. Music U7400G.

2. One course chosen from Music Music U7601G-U7606G, 7631G, U7650X, 7651X, 7850X or 7860X.

3. One course chosen from Music 7632G, 7641X, 7642X.

4. Two courses chosen from Music 7700X through 7781X.

5. One course chosen from Education [724.12T], Music 7000G, or Music 7010T.

6. Music 7201X and 7170T.

7. One course chosen from Music 7101X, 7121X, 7122X, 7150T, 7633X.

8. Four credits in music, music performance (studio lessons and/or ensembles), music education, or education electives.

9. Thesis (Music U7930X) or Music Education Master's Project (Music 7920T) or an additional 6 credits in music, music performance (studio lessons and/or ensembles), music education, or education electives.

Students must pass a comprehensive examination. Information about requirements for the comprehensive examination is in the section "Academic Regulations and Procedures" of the Graduate Bulletin.

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