"At Castleton I have the opportunity to conduct multiple ensembles and work hands on with music teachers from across the state on a regular basis."
Learning from a top professional in the field, students in the Castleton Master of Music Education program were able to work alongside Associate Conductor of the London Symphony Chorus Neil Ferris on Wednesday, as he shared his skills and knowledge.
The only program of its kind in Vermont, Castleton’s MM.Ed. emphasizes real world application with courses taught by experienced music educators. Your degree can be achieved in one year as a full-time student, or on a part-time schedule tailored to the unique needs of in-service music educators or customized for each individual student. A flexible curriculum is provided with on-site, hybrid, and online courses that occur during the academic year and the summer months.
The 18-credit core curriculum will help students to expand and develop their classroom and musicianship skills and to learn the most current philosophies, methodologies, and technologies in the field.
A wide variety of topics courses enable students to direct their own program, focusing on topics and skills they are most interested in. Students are required to complete 12 credits of topics courses. These courses—along with the other MM.Ed music offerings at Castleton—will appeal to in-service educators desiring continuing education credits.
Students may transfer up to 12 graduate credits from Castleton Center for Schools or outside workshops/classes. (Transfer credits must be approved by the Music Department.)
There is one graduate assistantship available for the MM.Ed. For information about requirements and the application please contact Music Department Chair Sherrill Blodget.