The Ed.D prepares students for positions in the Teaching and Supervision of Music in Elementary and Secondary Schools, the Teaching and Administration of Music in Early Childhood Settings, the Teaching of Music in Private Schools and Private Studios, the Teaching and Administration of Music in Colleges and Universities, and careers in Music and Interdisciplinary Areas, such as the Arts and Humanities, Special and Adult Education.
In addition to Teachers College's policies for student progress and degree completion, students within the Program of Music and Music Education enrolled in a degree program in the department as of Fall Term 2021 or admitted later must meet the following requirements:
Failure to remain in good standing will result in students being placed on program academic probation for a period of one semester. If placed on academic probation students will be notified by their Advisor and the Registrar's office. Students will be restricted to part-time registration until their grades are above the minimum level. The intent of Academic Probation is to provide students the opportunity to raise their grades to minimum levels so that they may continue to pursue their academic goals. Once placed on academic probation, a student’s grades will be reviewed regularly based on academic level; master's students will be reviewed after completion of 6 credit hours and doctoral students after completion of 3 credit hours.
Master's students can be placed on academic probation no more than twice during their academic program. Placement on academic probation beyond the first time will be based on completing the previous academic probation period with grades above a B.
Doctoral students can be placed on academic probation only once during their academic program.
The Ed.D. prepares students for positions in the teaching and supervision of music in elementary and secondary schools, the teaching and administration of music in early childhood settings, the teaching of music in schools and studios, the teaching and administration of music in colleges and universities, and careers in music and interdisciplinary areas, such as the arts and humanities, special and adult education.
1) Satisfactory completion of a program of 90 graduate points beyond the baccalaureate degree,
2) Successful performance on a departmental certification examination, and
3) Preparation and defense of a dissertation.
At least 54 points of work must be completed at Teachers College. A maximum of 36 graduate points may be accepted from other recognized graduate schools. Transfer credits are evaluated and allocated by the Registrar's Office for consideration by the Music Program. Final determinations are made by the program faculty.
Doctoral students must complete a minimum of 15 points of coursework in areas other than those in the Music Program.
To ensure breadth in professional background, coursework should result in competency in the following four broad areas: (1) Pedagogy, (2) Research, (3) Musicianship, and (4) Music Performance.
The preparation and the defense of a dissertation is required for the doctoral degree. When writing the dissertation, each candidate has a sponsor and an additional committee member. Most often the sponsor is a faculty member of the Program in Music and Music Education. Committee members may be chosen from among the professorial faculty elsewhere at Teachers College or the University. Topics are selected from a variety of areas to meet professional needs and interests. .
Pedagogy (minimum 28 points, including transferrable credits)
A&HM 5020 Foundations of Music Education, 3 points
A&HM 5022 Children’s Musical Development, 3 points
A&HM 5025 Creativity and Problem Solving in Music Education, 3 points
A&HM 5027 Philosophical Perspectives of Music Education, 3 points
A&HM 4021 Designing Musical Experiences for Young Children, 3 points
A&HM 4023 Choral Pedagogy, 2-3 points
A&HM 4029 Intro to New Technologies in Music Education, 2 points
A&HM 4033 Approaches to Teaching Musical Instruments, 3 points
A&HM 4050 Strategies for Ensemble Rehearsal, 3 points
A&HM 5021 Instrumental Experiences for Children, 2-3 points
A&HM 5023 Voice Pedagogy, 2-3 points
A&HM 5029 Int/Adv Applications of New Technology in Music Education, 2 points
A&HM 6001 Teaching and Administration of Music in College, 3 points
A&HM 6023 Teaching Applied Music in College, 2-3 points
Musicianship and Music Performance (minimum 15 points, including transferrable credits)
At least 1 of the following:
A&HM 5032 Comprehensive Musicianship I, 3 points
A&HM 5026 Composing Collaboratively Across Diverse Styles, 3 points
A&HM 6058 Music Performance, 1 point
Applied Conducting, 2 points
Applied Composition, 2 points
Applied Instrumental / Voice, 2 points
Applied Voice, 2 points
A&HM 5052 Vocal Literature & Interpretation, 2-3 points
Research in Music Education (minimum 18 points, including transferrable credits)
A&H 5001 Research Methods in Arts Education (online), 3 points
A&H 5002 Assessment Strategies for the Arts (online), 3 points
A&HM 5031 Synthesizing Research in Music Education (online), 3 points
A&HM 6041 Interview Data & Analysis, 3 points
A&HM 6501 Doctoral Seminar in Music Education, 2 or 3 points (Preliminary Proposal)
A&HM 7501 Dissertation Seminar: Music Education, 2 or 3 points (Advanced Proposal)
Seminars: (Continuing Research Study)
A&HM 6510 Advanced Seminar in Art Education Research, 3 points (Continuing Dissertation Research)
A&HM 6971 Research and Independent Study in Music Education, 1 to 3 points
Out of Program (minimum 15 points)
Suggested research courses (2 courses minimum): :
A&HH 6041 Historical Method
C&T 5502 Introduction to Qualitative Research in Curriculum & Teaching
HUD 4120 Methods of Empirical Research
HUDF 5020 Methods of Social Research: Survey Methods
HUDM 4122 Probability and Statistical Inference
HUDM 5122 Applied Regression Analysis
HUDM 5123 Experimental Design
ITSF 4092 Qualitative Research and Evaluation in International Education
ITSF 5000 Methods of Inquiry: Ethnography and Participant Observation
ITSF 5001 Ethnography and Participant Observation: Structural and Interpretive Analysis
MSTC 5001 Qualitative Methods in Science Education Research
ORL 5522 Evaluation Methods 1
ORL 5523 Evaluation Methods 2
ORL 5524 Instrument Design and Validation
ORL 6500 Qualitative Research Methods on Organizations: Design and Data Collection
ORL 6501 Qualitative Research Methods in Organizations: Data Analysis and Reporting
ORLJ 5040 Research Methods in Social Psychology
Sample Elective Courses:
A&HF 5590 Voices in Philosophy and Education
A&HH4076 History of Urban Education
C&T 4029 Creativity: Its Nature and Nurture
C&T 4032 Gender, Difference, and Curriculum
C&T 4078 Curriculum and Teaching in Urban Areas
C&T 4161 The Teacher: Socio-Historical, Cultural Contexts of Teaching
ORLD 4827 Fostering Transformative Learning
ORLH 5011 College Teaching and Learning
MTSU 4083 Instructional Design of Educational Technology