You've already proven your love for music and your dedication as a music educator. Now is the time to take the next step in your professional career and enroll in the Master of Arts in Music: Music Education Concentration at EIU. The Master of Arts in Music, Music Education Concentration provides a course of study that is primarily online with a one-week residency on the EIU campus.
Through this unique program, teachers may complete the degree in approximately three summers and two academic years or take courses as their other commitments allow. The curriculum design also allows working music educators to apply new ideas and teaching techniques directly to their classrooms as they advance through the program.
Graduate students in online programs at EIU are charged the in-state tuition rate for all courses, making this degree an affordable option for everyone.
MUS 5702 - Seminar in Music Education: Contemporary Topics (3 credits, online):
This seminar will explore issues of social justice in music education through analysis of music education and general education literature, relevant projects, presentations, and lectures. MUS 5702 will allow students to draw connections between their experiences and current social issues in music education. Online, 3 credits. Teacher: Dr. Amy Spears
MUS 5700: History and Philosophy of Music Education: Participants will engage in diverse ways of thinking about differing philosophies of music education while situating events important to development of the field in an historical context. Write a personal philosophy of music education, develop advocacy materials, and create practical lesson plans for the music classroom informed by music education history and philosophy. Online, 3 credits
MUS 5900: Research (Capstone) Project: Students will analyze and interact with data collected from individual research projects designed in MUS 5100. Presentations and the research paper will be completed. Online, 3 credits
note: this class has a pre-requisite of MUS 5100, Research Methods for Music Education
MUS 5702 Graduate Music Education Seminar: Contemporary Topics: Explore contemporary topics in music education through lectures, group discussion, presentations, and analysis of music education literature. Interact in a small group setting. Online, 3 credits. (6 total credits of 5702 are required)
Workshops in Music: Develop new skills--technology, improvising, arranging in the classroom! Explore your individual interests through project-based learning. Online, 2 -3 credits.
On-Campus Dates: Friday, July 10-Thursday, July 16 2020
Workshops in Music: Develop new skills--technology, improvising, arranging in the classroom! Explore your individual interests through project-based learning. Online with class meetings during the one-week on-campus. 2-3 credits
MUS 5701 Psychology of Music Teaching and Learning: How does the psychology of music inform our own beliefs, policies, curricula and practices in the field of music education? How do people acquire musical knowledge and skills? Draw upon work from social, developmental, and cognitive psychology. Online with class meetings during the one-week on-campus. 3 credits
Please refer to the MA in Music, Apply Now website for application information.
The chart below summarizes the relevant fees for this program published on the College of Continuing Education website.
|Tuition||$296.00 per credit hour|
|Textbook Rental Fee:||$9.75 per credit hour|
|Continuing Education Fee:||$44.00 per credit hour*|
|Technology Fee:||$20.00 per credit hour|
|Total Fee Per Credit:||$369.75 per credit hour|
Many classes in this program are 3 credits hours, making the total cost for these courses slightly over $1,100 per course.
In addition, there is a $20 Administrative Fee per class (not credit hour).
*The Continuing Education Fee is subject to change.
EIU uses a Textbook Rental Services to provide textbooks to students at the current rate of $9.75 per credit. Coles County residents will pick up their books from Textbook Rental on campus at 975 Edgar Drive. Students residing outside of Coles County will receive their books by mail. Students wishing to purchase copies of textbooks may do so through vendors such as Amazon.com. The textbook rental fee is a recurring fixed cost for all classes in the program.
Textbook Rental is located at:
975 Edgar Drive, Charleston, Illinois 61920
Phone: (217) 581-3626
EIU now issues a non-photo student identification cards to continuing education students that grants student the same access to library resources as on-campus students. The card will be generated upon the student's initial course registration and the School of Continuing Education will mail the card to new students.
Booth Library offers many services to off-campus students. Click here for additional information.
The Doudna Fine Arts Center is a 269,380 square-foot, state-of-the-art performance and teaching complex for the departments of art, music and theatre arts. The facility includes four performance venues, ample rehearsal and practice space, a digital recording studio, an electronic music studio, and a music technology laboratory. The Doudna Fine Arts Center also offers a full array of arts events. Programming includes the New and Emerging Artists Series, other series and performances, lectures, exhibitions, and related events.
The MA in Music, Music Education concentration is offering through the College of Continuing Education as a contracted/sponsored program. For that reason, tuition waivers may not be used.