Master of Education in Curriculum Studies with a Focus in Music Education
NOTE: Expressions of Interest are currently being accepted for Cohort 8! If the letters of interest establish the viability of moving forward in January 2024, potential students will be invited to submit a formal application. Click here or see below for more information.
Join us for an information session to obtain more details on the program. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Guest speakers will include past graduates. See you there!
Sunday, October 1, 2023 | 4:00-5:00 Atlantic time
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Acadia University's Master of Education in Curriculum Studies with a Focus in Music Education program provides opportunities to learn and share experiences with colleagues in courses that offer both theoretical grounding and practical application. Through this program, music educators will learn skills to transform their teaching practice and music programs.
In this part-time program, you complete 10 courses over a two-year period. Course facilitation will comprise in-person, synchronous, and asynchronous modalities. Online courses are provided in the fall, winter, and spring, with in-person classes held at Acadia University in the summer terms. Your program will build from one course to the next (unlike many online-only programs), culminating in a capstone experience.
Our program is designed to be course-based, but you can also consider a thesis option.
In our Music Education program, you will:
- Participate in a program that is grounded in culturally responsive pedagogies where music educators can collaborate and learn new skills
- Further your professional development and acquire knowledge and skills to assess existing programming
- Complete course work offered through a combination of online learning opportunities and in-person classes held at Acadia University
- Study in a proven program completed by 143 elementary and secondary music teachers across Canada and beyond since 2012
- Enjoy individual attention from professors who can relate to you as an educator
2024 Cohort Courses:
EDUC 5053: Topics in Ed: Culturally Responsive Music Education, Winter 2024 (Online)
EDUC 5513: Research design in Music Education, Spring 2024 (Online)
EDUC 5633: Curriculum Foundations, Summer 2024 (Acadia University)
EDUC 5053: Teaching Through Mixed & Non-Traditional Ensembles in Elementary and Secondary Settings, Summer 2024 (Acadia University)
EDUC 5053: Topics in Ed: Creativity in Music Education, Fall 2024 (Online)
EDUC 5643: Major Theoretical Developments in Curriculum Studies, Winter 2025 (Online)
EDUC 5843: Instructional Design: Music Education, Summer 2025 (Acadia University)
EDUC 5053: Topics in Ed: Music Playshop, Summer 2025 (Acadia University)
EDUC 5053: Topics in Ed: Curriculum Practice in Music Learning Contexts - Capstone Experience, Fall 2025 (Online)
EDUC 5143 Educational Explorations OR Elective of Choice, on students' own time
The 2021 Cohort finished in June 2023. Currently, we are considering plans for our next cohort to potentially start in January 2024.
If you are interested in our next cohort, please send an expression of interest (maximum 2 pages) by email to: email@example.com by October 6, 2023.
Please include the following information:
1. Your interest in this program, including how your personal and professional experiences position you well to succeed;
2. Your capacity to attend in-person classes in July of 2024 and 2025 at Acadia University (on-campus participation is required during these two periods); and
3. Your flexibility to complete the program's online fall, winter, and spring courses. Generally, there are 3-4 synchronous sessions (on Sundays) per course.
NOTE: If the letters of interest establish the viability of moving forward with Cohort 8 in January 2024, potential students will be invited to submit a formal application between Oct 11, 2023 and Nov 24, 2023.
Applications for graduate education programs at Acadia include:
- Online Application
- Application Fee
- Letter of Intent
- Official Transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
- Two (2) Letters of Reference (generally one Academic, one Professional)
Please visit our Graduate Admissions page to learn more about entry requirements.
If you have any questions about the application process for a graduate education program at Acadia, please contact our Graduate Studies Office, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants should be advised that the application process is competitive. Students in the pool of applications often meet the minimum requirement yet distinguish themselves through other aspects of the application documentation and/or process. Given the number of applications received, the faculty is not resourced sufficiently to respond to queries about unsuccessful applications.
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All students in the cohort must meet the academic requirements for admission to graduate studies in the School of Education at Acadia University. Please be aware that it is your responsibility to monitor your own program and to ensure that you have met degree requirements.
- A collaboration of Acadia University's School of Music and School of Education
- Two-year, part-time program
- Includes online classrooms, blended learning, and summer study
- Thesis option available