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Music and Music Education

Music & Music Education

In the Department of Arts & Humanities

Doctor of Education in College Teaching (Ed.D.C.T.)

The Ed.D. in College Teaching is designed primarily for students with a high level of performance skills whose goal or present position is focused on the teaching of performance in higher education. The Doctoral Cohort Program is a unique offering designed for music faculty members holding full-time academic appointments who are interested in completing a doctoral program.

Curriculum Guide: Curriculum guides are based on the following curriculum profile

  • Curriculum Profile: Ed.D. in the College Teaching of Music (90 points minimum)
  • A maximum of 36 points of graduate coursework may be transferred, in consultation with your advisor.

1) Music in Higher Education (9 points)

Required Areas of Study:

  • 6001 College teaching and administration of music (3 points)
  • 6023 Teaching applied music (3 points)
  • 6481 College teaching internship (3 points)

2) Music and Music Education (30-36 points)

Required Areas of Study:

  • 5032 or 5033 Comprehensive Musicianship (3 points each)
  • 5020 Foundations of Music Education (3 points)
  • 5025, 5026, or 5047 Creative Strategies (3 points each)
  • 5022 Children's Musical Development (3 points)
  • 4029, 5029, or 4048 New Technology (3 points each or demonstrated proficiency)

Suggested Areas of Study:

  • Other TC Pedagogy classes including: Vocal Pedagogy, Designing Musical Experiences for Young Children, etc. (see Course Catalog for a complete listing of other classes including:Performance Pedagogy, Music Analysis, Music History, and others.)

3) Major Research Area (10-12 points)

Required Areas of Study:

  • 5031 Synthesizing Research in Music Education (2 points)
  • 6501 & 7501 Doctoral & Dissertation seminar (2 or 3 points each)
  • 5001 Research Methods in Arts Education (3 points)

Suggested Areas of Study:

  • 5003 Music perception and cognition (3 points)
  • 5002 Assessment Strategies for the Arts (0 or 3 points)

4) Total of 15 points out of department classes required (6 points in non-major research courses)


Suggested Areas of Study:

  • Curriculum and Teaching
  • Special Education
  • Early Childhood
  • Technology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Education Administration

5) Non Major Research (Minimum of 6 points)

Suggested Areas of Study:

  • Historical Methods (Philosophy and Education A&HF 6041)
  • Introduction to Qualitative Research in Curriculum & Teaching (C&T 5502)
  • Qualitative Research and Evaluation in International Education (ITSF 4092)
  • Methods of Inquiry: Ethnography and Participant Observation (ITSF 5000)
  • Ethnography and Participant Observation: Structural and Interpretive Analysis (ITSF 5001)
  • Ethnography and Participant Observation: Comparative and Qualitative Analysis (ITSF 5002)
  • Research Methods in Social Psychology (Organizational Psychology – ORLJ 5040)
  • Qualitative Research Methods on Organizations: Design and Data Collection (ORL 6500)
  • Qualitative Research Methods on Organizations: Data Analysis and Reporting
  • Methods of Empirical Research (Human Development – HUD 4021)
  • Basic Concepts in Statistics (Human Development – HUD 4120)
  • Methods of Social Research: Survey Methods (Sociology & Education – HUDF 5020)
  • Instrument Design and Validation (Measurement and Evaluation – HUDM 5053)

6) Non-Major and Higher Education (9-12 points, at least 6 points in Adult Education and Higher Education (ORLD))

Suggested Areas of Study:

  • Transformative Learning (ORLD 4827) – 3 points
  • Introduction Adult/Continuing Education (ORLD 4050) – 3 points
  • Workshop on Evaluation (ORLD 4800)
  • Discussion as Teaching (ORLD 4850)-1 point
  • Helping Adults Learn (ORLD 4844) – 1 point
  • Discussion as Ways of Teacher (ORLD 4850) – 1 point
  • College teaching and learning (ORLH 5011) – 3 points
  • The American College Student (ORLH 4040) – 3 points
  • How Adults Learn (ORLD 4051) - 3 points


7) Applied Music (24-36 points)


Suggested Areas of Study:

  • Applied major
  • Ensemble
  • Chamber music
  • Performance literature
  • Conducting
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