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. Elective courses provide an opportunity for exploration of specific interests.
Acadia’s program design is unique, and includes:
Two cohorts started in the Fall of 2012 - one focused on Elementary Music Education and the other on Secondary Music Education.
A new program cohort start is being planned to start in the Fall of 2013.
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. The courses are offered in a combination of online and face-to-face courses, and are sequenced to provide a balanced approach to follow the developing interests of the students enrolled. Through this program, teachers will be able to develop as leaders in music educators, and to:
|EDUC 5673: Current Research and Theory - Music Education||Fall (online)|
|EDUC 5633: Curriculum Foundations||Winter (online)|
|EDUC 50G3: Research Literacy||Spring (online)|
|EDUC 5053: Problems in Education - Music Education||Summer (Acadia)|
|EDUC 5843: Instructional Design - Music Education||Summer (Acadia)|
|EDUC 5053: Problems in Education - Music||Fall (online)|
|EDUC 5643: Major Theoretical Developments in Curriculum Studies||Winter (online)|
|EDUC 5663: Curriculum Practice||Spring (online)|
|EDUC 5XXX: Elective||Summer (Acadia)|
|EDUC 5713: Project in Education||Summer (Acadia)|
Application form (PDF)
Complete Package (Application Form, Transcripts, 2 Letters of Reference and Current Resume) sent to:
Graduate Studies Officer, Division of Research and Graduate Studies
18 University Avenue, Box 70
214 Horton Hall, Acadia University
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6
Applications for Fall 2013 Start: May 15th, 2013
|Academic contact||Administrative contact||Client Service contact|
|Dr. Ronald Lehr||John Christopher||Open Acadia|
|Graduate Coordinator||Manager, Programs||Client Service|
|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|