Teaching music has grown increasingly complex over the last number of years. Teachers today face a changing society, technological shifts, and a student body with diverse needs. Recent efforts to address these challenges through curriculum reform have met with normal resistance to institutional change.
The Acadia University School of Education, in partnership with Acadia's School of Music and Open Acadia, offers this part-time program as a combination of summer institute and online and blended courses. The program is designed to be course-based, but students with a strong interest in research can also consider a thesis option.
Acadia’s program design is unique, and includes:
Two dynamic cohorts went through the program from 2012-14, and a third cohort finished in Summer 2015.
Our next cohort is being planned for a possible start in January 2016, as per tentative course rollout shown below.
The Acadia University Master of Education in Curriculum Studies with a Focus in Music Education provides teachers with opportunities to learn and share experiences with colleagues in courses that offer both theoretical grounding and practical application. Through this program, teachers will be able to develop as leaders in music educators, and to:
Renowned music educators associated with past program cohorts have included Dale Lonis, Jeffrey Agrell, Ardith Haley, Barbara Barter, June Countryman, Eric Favaro, Mark Hopkins, Ruth Morrison, among others.
|EDUC 5663: Curriculum Practice - Music Education, Winter 2016 (online)|
|EDUC 5633: Curriculum Foundations, Spring 2016 (online)|
|EDUC 5843: Instructional Design for Music Education, Summer 2016 (campus)|
|EDUC 5673: Current Research and Theory, Summer 2016 (campus)|
|EDUC 50G3: Research Literacy, Fall 2016 (online)|
|EDUC 5053: Problems in Education: Creativity in Music Education, Winter 2017 (online)|
|EDUC 5643: Major Theoretical Developments in Curriculum Studies, Spring 2017 (online)|
|EDUC 5xx3: Capstone Project in Music Education, Summer 2017 (campus)|
|EDUC 5xx3: Creativity Music Playshop, Summer 2017 (campus)|
|EDUC 5xx3: Music as a Catalyst for Social Change, or other elective, Fall 2017 (online)|
If you are interested in joining an upcoming cohort of this part-time program, please send a letter of interest to Open Acadia.
Be sure to note on your letter that your interest is for the Master of Education in Curriculum Studies Music Cohort.
Letters of interest should be directed to: Open Acadia, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6
If you have any questions about the application process for graduate education at Acadia, please contact our Graduate Studies Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
You may also wish to contact the Graduate Coordinator, School of Education, to discuss the specifics of your intended program of study. More info here on the School of Education website: http://education.acadiau.ca/.
|Academic contact||Administrative contact||Client Service contact|
|Dr. Gregory MacKinnon||John Christopher||Joy Cunningham|
|Graduate Coordinator||Manager, Programs||Client Service Manager|
|School of Education||Open Acadia||Open Acadia|
|Acadia University||Acadia University||Acadia University|
|Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6||Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6||Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6|