Rhode Island College

2013-2014 Catalog


Music Education M.A.T.

Admission Requirements

  1. A completed application form accompanied by a fifty-dollar nonrefundable application fee. Graduate applications are available online at: ric.edu/feinsteinschooleducationhumandevelopment.
  2. A current résumé.
  3. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  4. A baccalaureate degree in music or at least 50 credit hours of music.
  5. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in undergraduate course work.
  6. An official report of scores on the Praxis II Music: Content Knowledge Test (5113).
  7. Two Disposition Reference Forms: one from a faculty or supervisor of a child/youth-related activity, and one from a work supervisor.
  8. Two letters of recommendation.
  9. A written statement of educational philosophy, with scored rubric.
  10. An interview with the music education graduate program director.
  11. Evidence of musicianship.
  12. A plan of study approved by the advisor and appropriate dean.

Note: Additional courses may be required for certification, depending on a student’s educational background and the results of their entrance examinations. Additional courses may include class instruments, conducting, large and small ensembles, theory, history, literature, applied music, and non-Western music.

Course Requirements

Foundations Component

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CEP 552Psychological Perspectives on Learning and Teaching

3

Offered fall, spring, summer.
FNED 546Contexts of Schooling

4

Offered fall and spring.

Academic Disciplines Component

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MUS 505Systems of Musical Analysis

3

Offered fall (even years).
MUS 560Seminar in Music Literature

3

Offered spring (even years).

Professional Education Component

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MUSE 412Practicum in Music Education I

4

Offered spring.
MUSE 413Practicum in Music Education II

4

Offered fall.
MUSE 414Practicum in Music Education III

4

Offered spring.
MUSE 501Research Techniques in Music Education

3

Offered summer (even years).
MUSE 502Perception, Assessment, and Evaluation in Music

3

Offered summer (odd years).
MUSE 525Advanced Studies in Music Education

3

Offered summer (odd years).
MUSE 526Student Teaching in Music Education

10

Offered fall.
MUSE 560Student Teaching Seminar in Music Education

2

Offered fall.

Comprehensive Examination

Total Credit Hours: 46