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 cohorts went through the program from 2012-14, and a third cohort finished in Summer 2015. Our fourth cohort began courses in January 2016.
Our next cohort is being planned to start in September 2017.
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, Fall 2017 (online)|
|EDUC 50G3: Research Literacy, Winter 2018 (online)|
|EDUC 5643: Major Theoretical Developments in Curriculum Studies, Spring 2018 (online)|
|EDUC 5843: Instructional Design, Summer 2018 (campus)|
|EDUC 5053: Ensembleship: Physical Leadership as Teacher, Coach and Mentor, Summer 2018 (campus)|
|EDUC 5673: Current Research and Theory: Music Education, Fall 2018 (online)|
|EDUC 5053: Problems in Ed: Creativity in Music Education, Winter 2019 (online)|
|EDUC 5663: Curriculum Practice , Spring 2019 (online)|
|EDUC 5053: Music Playshop, Summer 2019 (campus)|
|EDUC 5053: Capstone Project in Music Education, Summer 2019 (campus)|
|School of Education:||Open Acadia:||Graduate Studies:|
|Dr. Gregory MacKinnon||John Christopher||Joy Cunningham|
|Graduate Coordinator||Manager, Credit Programs||Graduate Education Course Manager|
|School of Education||Open Acadia||Research and Graduate Studies|
|Acadia University||Acadia University||Acadia University|
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