48-credit Music in Education Certificate

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The art and science of music-integrated teaching and learning.

The Music-In-Education (MIE) Certificate program at New England Conservatory's School of Continuing Education (SCE) is intended for self-directed individuals who believe in the multiple applications of music in education. The MIE Certificate program recognizes the importance of music learning both in music and non-music classrooms and attempts to address the fundamental question, "What makes music work for education?"

MIE students come from a broad range of professional backgrounds but typically bring a strong interest in educational partnerships among schools, arts/cultural institutions, and higher education. Within each and across these contexts, the MIE certificate addresses music and music integration related issues in curriculum development, professional development research, educational policy, documentation and program evaluation, skill development, language acquisition and music literacy.

The MIE certificate program is based on NEC's MIE Concentration Program. 2009-2010 marks the first time that this innovative program has been opened to the music education community at large. Graduates of the MIE concentration have gone on to careers as practitioners of research-based exemplary music curricula, designers and administrators of community-based music education and collaborative projects in music-based school reform (with the Music-In-Education National Consortium).

Students in the MIE certificate program concurrently develop digital portfolios that exhibit individual approaches to the synthesis of artistry, teaching and scholarship and articulate the role of music as a catalyst for learning in other subject areas and social-emotional development.

The Music-In-Education Certificate Program supports the core mission of the Center for Music-in-Education, to prepare in-service and pre-professional teachers as complete “artist-teacher-scholars” by enlisting studio, theory, history, technology, and music education faculty to prepare students not only as better musicians, but as more effective teachers and change agents for music in school communities—entrepreneurial skills that are now a part of virtually every musician’s career as an educator.

In addition to opportunities in public education, students in the MIE Certificate Program may also conduct research through the auspices of NEC’s connection to the Music-In-Education National Consortium.

MUSIC-IN-EDUCATION COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Credits

Music History/Literature

2

Advanced Theory I & II

4

Advanced Theory III & IV

4

Private Studio/Lessons

12

Approved Specified Electives (required Contemporary Music Production and Technology)

3.5

Ensemble

2

Methods and Materials

1.5

Piano Class

1

Introduction to Music-in-Education

2

Music, Brain Development and Learning

2

Cross-Cultural Alternatives for MIE

2

Performing Artists in Schools

2

Music-in-Education Seminar

2

Models for Teaching and Learning for MIE or

Art and Science of assessing Music Learning

2

Teaching and Learning with Music Technology

2

Improvisation in Music Education

2

Music-in-Education Guided Internship 

2

Portfolio (completion of certificate)

0

 

 

Total Credits Required48

2014-08-18


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