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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Music Education EdM


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The EdM in music education program focuses on designing curriculum and assessment to help you thrive in a challenging and rapidly changing educational environment. It empowers musicians with an in-depth study of the psychology of learning as an overarching framework for active music-making. Successful completion of the program leads to an institutional recommendation for NYS Initial and/or Professional Certification in Music Education.

I. Initial Certification Curriculum


II. Initial/Professional Curriculum


Content Area Electives (12 credits)


Select 12 credits from:

  • LAI 687LEC - Select Topic: Laban Movement Analysis for Musicians  Credits: 3
  • LAI 765LEC - Select Topic: SMI Moving Through Music History  Credits: 2
  • LAI 766LEC - Select Topic: SMI Creative Practice Choral Pedag  Credits: 3
  • LAI 766LEC - Select Topic: SMI MLT & Special Needs Students  Credits: 3
  • LAI 767LEC - Select Topic: SMI MLT & Kodaly  Credits: 3-6
  • LAI 767LEC - Select Topic: SMI Musicianship and Theory - Elementary General  Credits: 3-6
  • LAI 768LEC - Select Topic: SMI Musicianship and Theory - Early Childhood  Credits: 3-6
  • LAI 769LEC - Select Topic: SMI Musicianship and Theory: Instrumental  Credits: 1-6
  • Graduate Level Music (MUS) classes with advisor approval.  Credits: 1-6

Culminating Experience: Project or Thesis (3 credits)


Total Initial/Professional Curriculum Credits: 63


3.0 Degree GPA required

 

III. Professional Curriculum


Content Area Electives (12 credits)


Select 12 credits from:

  • LAI 687LEC - Select Topic: Laban Movement Analysis for Musicians  Credits: 3
  • LAI 765LEC - Select Topic: SMI Moving Through Music History  Credits: 2
  • LAI 766LEC - Select Topic: SMI Creative Practice Choral Pedag  Credits: 3
  • LAI 766LEC - Select Topic: SMI MLT & Special Needs Students  Credits: 3
  • LAI 767LEC - Select Topic: SMI MLT & Kodaly  Credits: 3-6
  • LAI 767LEC - Select Topic: SMI Musicianship and Theory - Elementary General  Credits: 3-6
  • LAI 768LEC - Select Topic: SMI Musicianship and Theory - Early Childhood  Credits: 3-6
  • LAI 769LEC - Select Topic: SMI Musicianship and Theory: Instrumental  Credits: 1-6
  • Graduate Level Music (MUS) classes with advisor approval.  Credits: 1-6

Culminating Experience: Project or Thesis (3 credits)


Additional Requirements: (Required for Conferral of Degree)


  • Proof of completion of Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop
  • Proof of completion of NYSED Students with Disabilities Requirement
  • Proof of valid NYS Initial Teacher Certificate

Total Professional Curriculum Credits: 33


3.0 Degree GPA required

 

Instruction Method


  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)
  • Online (100 percent of the degree requirements can be fulfilled online) for Online Professional Program

Full/Part Time Options


  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required


  • 30-57 Hours

Time-To-Degree


  • 2 to 4 Years

Application Fee


  • $40

Program Contact


Renad Aref
366 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Email: gseinfo@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-2110

SED Statement


This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

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