B.M. in Music Education
The landscape of music education consists of a wide array of teaching and learning approaches, settings, and styles. Therefore, this degree at FIU seeks to provide well-rounded experiences and preparation for Florida K-12 music teaching certification through guidance and practice with world-class faculty. The degree curriculum provides students with core music studies in theory, history, piano skills, and private lessons and performance practices. Music education majors experience specialized music education studies such as coursework in conducting, pedagogical techniques and methods, general education, and orchestration related to the chosen area of emphasis. Students also participate in a wide offering of large and chamber ensembles.
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M.S. in Music Education
Tailored with you in mind, the Master of Science in Music Education can be completed face-to-face, fully online, or as a hybrid!
This degree is highly individualized and provides graduate students with opportunities to pursue advanced coursework and enhance their understanding of music education research, curricular theories, philosophy, psychology, policy, and other areas while also exploring avenues in music history and theory. The graduate degree curriculum is also highly customizable in order to allow students to tailor their experiences coursework toward their own unique professional interests and goals.
The M.S. in Music Education is a research-oriented program designed for practicing music educators. This 30-credit degree program can be completed entirely online or a hybrid of face-to-face and online courses. Upon graduation, students will complete a 3-credit capstone directed research project or may opt to extend their program 2-6 credits to fulfill the requirements of a Master’s thesis.
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M.S. in Music Education: Certification Track
The M.S. in Music Education: Certification Track is a professional education degree designed for those who have studied music and wish to become a licensed music educator. This 35-credit degree program can be completed through a series of face-to-face and online courses. Please note that this degree track is not offered entirely online in order to fulfill the Florida Department of Education requirements for certification. This program allows for students to complete coursework in music education, general education, music history, and music theory. The culminating project for this degree is a full-time teaching internship. Completion of the degree and passing the Florida Department of Education Professional Knowledge and Music Subject Area exams will ensure students meet the eligibility requirements to apply to the FLDOE for a Florida Professional Teaching Certificate.
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Hosted by FIU in collaboration with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Arts Day at FIU provides teachers in all areas of the arts with exciting professional development sessions and collaborative activities led by special guests, university faculty, and outstanding area leaders. The annual event will take place on October 27, 2017, and is one of the largest arts events for MDCPS teachers.
Little Kids Rock
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts has partnered with Little Kids Rock to provide music teachers in South Florida with professional development, instruments, and curricular resources for integrating fun and exciting Modern Band classes into schools.
FIU’s collegiate chapter of NAfME is a professional student organization designed for pre-service music educators. The organization provides community services to support local schools, including hosting an annual benefit concert, fundraising, and outreach. The collegiate chapter also participates in the Florida Music Education Association’s annual professional development conference.
Sing, Write, Play! Program
Sing, Write, Play!” Program is an extra-curricular music program geared towards 4th and 5th-grade students who wish to gain musical skills and knowledge in singing, songwriting, and playing modern band instruments (e.g., ukulele, guitar, keyboard, drum set, etc.). Initially funded through the FIU Provost-Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab Research Grant in Fall of 2021, the goals of this program include: 1.) provide elementary-aged children in the greater Miami community access to free music instruction, 2.) promote FIU undergraduate music students’ growth, learning, and civic engagement through real-world teaching experience and experiential learning, and 3.) offer a setting for teaching and research concerning children’s music learning, popular music education, extracurricular music participation, professional development, and service-learning.
Please contact Sing, Write, Play! Program Director Dr. Sandra Adorno at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.