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Music Education

Degrees Offered: M.A., M.Ed.



P. Gouzouasis.

Associate Professors

S. Goble.

Program Overview

The graduate programs (M.Ed. and M.A.) in Music Education are part of the graduate offerings in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy.

The Program actively encourages cross-faculty involvement (e.g., with the School of Music). Specializations include: conducting (choral and instrumental), pedagogy, curriculum development, distance education and distributive learning, early childhood music, cultural studies, music and media studies, evaluation and assessment, music psychology, new media and music technologies, and teacher education. Research approaches include ethnography, experimental and correlational research, historical research, narrative inquiry and other forms of arts-based educational research, and philosophical and critical analysis.

Master of Arts

Admission Requirements

In addition to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements, the Program normally requires:

  • 18 credits of senior coursework or a professional concentration in the area of interest, and
  • two years of teaching experience or other relevant professional experience.

Program Requirements

The program consists of 30 credits. At least 15 credits must be at 500-level or higher. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken at the 300- or 400-level. A thesis, normally 9 credits, is included.

For B.C. teachers: Teacher Qualification Service requires a capstone experience (e.g., thesis).

Master of Education

Admission Requirements

Same as for the M.A.

Program Requirements

The program consists of a minimum of 30 credits, of which 24 must be courses numbered at the 500-level. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken at the 300- or 400- level. Students select either a program consisting entirely of courses (30 credits) or 27 credits of coursework plus a 3-credit graduating project.

Contact Information

Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
Tel: 604.822.5367
Alan Jay, Graduate Program Assistant

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