Dec 07, 2023  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
College Catalog 2023-2024

Master of Music Education (M.M.E.)

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Implement world music drumming curricula within eclectic and inclusive approaches to music education (including Dalcroze, Orff, and Kodály);
  2. Develop, articulate, and practice philosophies and applied pedagogies rooted in peacebuilding;
  3. Construct curricular materials and pedagogies that engage student learning in diverse musical traditions, critical issues in ethnomusicology, and the study of self and other;
  4. Develop classroom environment plans and skill sets that build social-emotional capacity, possibilities for conflict transformation, and the practice of peacebuilding; and
  5. Explore, practice and develop plans and pedagogy that integrate key principles of curriculum and assessment

Students enrolling in the Master of Music Education program need (1) basic level of musicianship to be successful within world music drumming, (2) an undergraduate level of music, aural skills, and musicology to be successful in ethnomusicology coursework, (3) music theory skills; and (4) writing/research quality and experience.

This is a low-residency program with over 90% of coursework delivered online. Students attend one in-person week each summer. Across three years, students will enroll in two World Music Drumming workshops during the in-person week.

Entrance into the program for the committee consideration requires:

  1. Baccalaureate Degree in Music or Music Education from an accredited institution; and
  2. Current teaching certification

A Graduate Enrollment Committee will make a decision about admittance after reviewing:

  1. Undergraduate GPA (3.00 minimum)
  2. Music theory entrance exam score
  3. A writing sample about music
  4. Two (2) current recommendations from immediate supervisors, music teachers, mentors, and/or undergraduate faculty addressing your leadership abilities in music education and potential for success in graduate studies
  5. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended; and 
  6. Personal statement (1 page) describing your purpose in pursuing graduate work, career objectives, and particular interest in Elizabethtown College Master of Music Education.