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MSU Teacher Education Unit (TEU)

Advanced Programs for Teachers

Master of Music Education requires 30 hours minimum
Credits are semester hours

Music

9.5.1 Advanced program courses are designed to result in advanced knowledge, skills, and dispositions. The program reflects consideration of the standards for advanced study of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), professional specialty associations, and the National Council for the Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE).

The Master of Music Education degree at Minot State University was designed to be pragmatic, with emphasis on problem solving techniques and advanced study for experienced music teachers. The focus of the MME is content rather than methodology. This program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

9.5.2 The program requires candidates develop the ability to apply research and research methods relevant to the advanced field of study. The program uses a wide variety of performance assessments of candidates understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

Goal 1 Objective 1 (p. 71)
Goal 2 Objective 1 (p. 72)

Examples of performance assessments may include how to:
* identify valid research methodologies and critique findings.
* collect and analyze data related to their work.
* use research to reflect on their practice and design research based strategies to improve student learning.

9.5.3 The program requires study of the role of schools in society and the development of positive relationships with families and the larger community. The program uses varied performance assessments of candidates understanding and abilities to apply that knowledge.

Goal 1 Objective 2 (p. 71)
Goal 2 Objective 2 and 3 (p. 72)

Examples of performance assessments may include how to:
*use school, family, and community contexts in connecting concepts they teach to students prior experience.
* devise scenarios that demonstrate dispositions expected of professional educators in their interactions with parents and the larger community.
* articulate an understanding of how factors in society and families can effect students opportunity to succeed in this particular field of study.

9.5.4. The program requires study of advanced teaching strategies and models of teaching relevant to the advanced field of study. The program uses a variety of performance assessments of candidates understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

Goal 2 Objective 1 and 3 (p. 71)

Examples of performance assessments may include how to:
* identify challenges or misconceptions related to learning/using the knowledge and skills base and demonstrate multiple strategies to help varied students succeed.
* research and demonstrate use of advanced teaching strategies recommended by the professional specialty organization associated with their field of study.

9.5.5 The program requires the use of current, appropriate instructional technologies. The program uses varied performance assessments of candidates understanding and abilities to apply that knowledge.

Goal 2 Objective 1 and 3 (p. 72)
Goal 3 (p. 73)

Examples of performance assessments may include how to:
* demonstrate appropriate use of various technologies within their instructional practices.
* select and use appropriate technology tools specific to their area of advanced study.
* use technology to effectively manage communications, planning, research, and record keeping.

9.5.6 The program requires a field experience related to the area of advanced study. At least a portion of the practicum experience is designed to demonstrate potential impact on P-12 student learning. The programs uses varied assessments of practicum performance.

Field Experience related to area of advanced study
Must currently be teaching to be enrolled

9.5.7 Advanced Study in Specialty Area Education

(1) The programs advanced content area specialization study is designed to reflect the standards of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and professional specialty association recommendations for advanced study.

(2) The programs advanced content area specialization study provides for breadth in the field or for detailed study of one or more specialized aspect of the field, and for access to new research and developments. The program uses a variety of performance assessments of candidates understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

Examples of performance assessments may include how to:
* demonstrate specialized disciplinary knowledge through performance assessments aligned with the professional specialty organization or NBPTS standards.
* explore specialized aspects of their field through examination of current professional research, and identify areas of study with potential to develop the critical, analytical, and performance capabilities of their students.