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, is offering this 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 - one focused on Elementary Music Education and the other on Secondary Music Education, and a third cohort started in January 2014.
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 5633 Curriculum Foundations|
|EDUC 5663: Curriculum Practice|
|EDUC 5843: Instructional Design for Music Education|
|EDUC 50G3: Research Literacy|
|EDUC 5xx3: Creativity in Music Education|
|EDUC 5643: Major Theoretical Developments in Curriculum Studies|
|EDUC 5673: Current Research and Theory in Music Education|
|EDUC 5xx3: Music as a Catalyst for Social Change|
|EDUC 5xx3: Elective or EDUC 5143 Educational Explorations|
|EDUC 5xx3: Capstone Project in Music Education|
If you are interested in joining an upcoming cohort, please contact our Graduate Studies office, or one of the contacts below. Our next cohort is being planned for a start in the Summer of 2015 (July courses).
Applications require an online application, letter of intent, transcripts, two letters of reference and a current resume/CV.
Online application here: http://gradstudies.acadiau.ca/home.html
Be sure to note on your application that you are applying for the 2015 Music cohort. Transcripts and other documents supporting the online application go to:
Graduate Studies Officer, Division of Research and Graduate Studies
18 University Avenue, Box 70
214 Horton Hall, Acadia University
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6
|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|