2021-2022 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Mar 04, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education Professional Certification, MS

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Speranza Migliore, Graduate Admissions Recruiter, School of Education, 111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 230, 315-443-2505, e-gradrcrt@syr.edu


The music education graduate degree program is designed for students who will have met all requirements for a New York State Music teaching certificate at the time of entry into the program. This one-year music education professional certification program (Master of Science degree) provides an environment of excellence under which one can continue to develop the understanding and skills necessary to become a competent, independent teacher of music.

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Music Education allows for the concentration of graduate studies to focus on education and music education coursework with the possibility of degree completion within a one-year period (including some summer study). 

Student Learning Outcomes

1.Acquire knowledge of each student, and demonstrate knowledge of student development and learning to promote achievement for all students.
2.Know the content they are responsible for teaching, and plan instruction that ensures growth and achievement for all students.
3.Implement instruction that engages and challenges all students to meet or exceed the learning standards.
4.Work with all students to create a dynamic learning environment that supports achievement and growth.
5.Use multiple measures to assess and document student growth, evaluate instructional effectiveness, and modify instruction.
6.Demonstrate professional responsibility and engage relevant stakeholders to maximize student growth, development, and learning
7.Set informed goals and strive for continuous professional growth

Program Requirements

Required Courses

Additional Degree Requirements

  • In addition students must complete either a master’s thesis, lecture recital, or a comprehensive evaluation examination.

Students who obtained their New York teaching certificate before DASA training was required must complete DASA training as part of degree requirements. 

Total Credits Required: 33

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