Columbus State University
1999-2000 Academic Catalog

Graduate Degrees
College of Arts and Letters

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MEd Art Education

 Admission

Minimum admission requirements for regular admission to master of education degree programs are as follows:

Minimum admission requirements for provisional admission to master of education degree programs are as follows:

Additional admission criteria may be applied at the department level.

Admission decisions are appealable to the College of Education graduate appeals committee.

Students admitted to a master of education program on a provisional basis must first enroll in EDUF 6115 Educational Psychology or EDUF 6215 Research Methods, and, depending upon their declared major, two teaching/leadership/counseling courses to be determined by the department chair or designee.

Graduate non-degree admission in a post-baccalaureate or post-graduate status is not available. Students wishing to enroll in graduate course work for any reason must be admitted to a graduate degree program.

Curriculum

Curriculum

Students admitted as candidates for the master of education degree must satisfactorily complete a planned program of study and a minimum of 36 semester credit hours. At least 18 of these hours must be in courses numbered 6000 or above.

A graduate students program, planned cooperatively with an advisor from the College of Education, will emphasize development both in the teaching field and in professional studies. Specific questions concerning Georgia Professional Standards Commission requirements for teacher certification should be directed to the office of the dean, College of Education, or to the department that offers the student's major.

Application for Graduation

Approval of an application for the master of education degree is contingent upon the successful completion of an approved program and recommendation for the degree by the College of Education. Applications for degree conferral must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar the semester prior to completion of degree requirements. The following requirements must be met for the completion of the MEd degree:

Independent Study

No more than six semester hours earned in independent study may be applied toward meeting the requirements of an MEd degree.

Course Load

The maximum course load for a graduate student in education is 12 hours per semester, including the summer session. Additionally, six semester hours is the maximum course load allowed for a special short term in the summer session.

The Master of Education (MEd) in Art Education provides graduate-level education for students seeking further training in the field of art education. Students are required to submit undergraduate transcripts and a portfolio for review and complete an interview with the department chair and program director. Graduate students wishing to enroll in 6000-level art studio courses must have successfully completed undergraduate course work in that area.

Expected Outcomes

Graduates will demonstrate competence in:

Course Requirements

Area 1
Professional Core
Required Hours: 8

EDUF 6115 Educational Psychology
EDUF 6215 Research Methods

Area 2
Concentration
Required Hours: 25

ARTE 6795 Seminar: Concepts in Art Education
ARTE 6796 Seminar: Curriculum in Art Education
ARTE 6797 Seminar: Research in Art Education
ARTH 5125 Seminar: Research in History, Criticism and Aesthetics
Select four courses from the following:
ARTS 5236 Drawing: Advanced Methods
ARTS 5245 Crafts: Advanced Methods
ARTS 5256 Painting: Advanced Methods
ARTS 5265 Photographic Design: Advanced Methods
ARTS 5277 Printmaking: Advanced Methods
ARTS 5285 Ceramics: Advanced Methods
ARTS 5288 Sculpture: Advanced Methods
ARTS 6236 Drawing
ARTS 6256 Painting
ARTS 6265 Photography
ARTS 6277 Printmaking
ARTS 6285 Ceramics
ARTS 6288 Sculpture
ARTS 6286 Graduate Problem: Studio

Area 3 Electives Required Hours: 3

Select one course from the following:
ARTE 6186 Graduate Problem: Art Education
ARTH 6185 Graduate Problem: Art History
ARTS 6698 Internship
SPED 5205 Learning and Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Disabilities, Gifts, and Talents

Total Hours Required 36


MM Music Education

The Master of Music in music education is designed to provide teachers of music with in-depth training and experience in one of two areas of concentration: general music or conducting. The course of study in each of these areas aims to improve student expertise in handling instructional challenges and musical demands. Course content includes curriculum planning, lesson design, student motivation, use of technology and research, application of learning theory, techniques of recruitment, styles of administration, application of music theory and history, instructional and conducting techniques appropriate to various educational levels, score reading and analysis, and music literature. The degree leads to certification in Georgia and is accredited by both NASM and NCATE.

Admission Requirements

Regular admission - Students must satisfy the following four requirements:

Provisional admission Provisional admission - Students must initially satisfy the following three requirements, then qualify for regular admission by the end of the first semester of attendance:

Students admitted on a provisional basis may retain this status for one semester only, during which they must qualify for regular admission by completing the appropriate requirement(s) as follows: (1) perform and pass the required audition, if not previously passed and/or (2) if admitted with provisional level GRE or Miller Analogies Test scores, enroll as a full-time student taking required course work and complete the semester with a grade of B or better.

Non-degree admission Non-degree admission - Students who undertake graduate work at the university without meeting all the requirements for regular or provisional admission are placed in non-degree status. Such students who subsequently satisfy all the regular admission requirements may apply a maximum of nine semester hours of this course work toward degree requirements.

Proficiency Requirements

Students pursuing the Master of Music Education degree must satisfy three proficiency requirements, two in music and one in education. The two music proficiencies must be passed before enrolling for the final semester of study. The education proficiency must be passed before a teaching certificate can be issued. Students may receive assistance in preparation for examination or re-examination or any of these proficiencies by enrolling in appropriate courses at the undergraduate level without credit toward the master's degree.

Music proficiency requirements - (1) pass a keyboard examination (administered immediately prior to the beginning of each semester) demonstrating facility at the keyboard equivalent to that required to complete MUSA 3000, and (2) pass an aural skills examination (administered immediately prior to the beginning of each semester) demonstrating proficiency in sight singing and rhythm drills equivalent to those required to complete MUSC 3000.

Education proficiency requirement - pass the PRAXIS II examination.

Independent Study

No more than six semester hours of independent study or special topics may be applied toward meeting requirements for the Master of Music in Music Education degree.

Credit by Transfer

A maximum of nine semester hours of applicable graduate work from an accredited graduate music program may be accepted toward the Master of Music in Music Education degree, provided the credit was earned not more than seven years prior to the date of completion of this degree. Any number of semester hours of applicable undergraduate work transferred from an accredited undergraduate music program may be accepted toward the first year of the two-year program for this degree. The Schwob Department of Music will accept or reject proposed transfer credits based on the applicability of the credit to this degree program.

Course Load

The maximum course load for a student pursuing the Master of Music in Music Education degree is 12 semester hours. The maximum for the full summer term is 10 semester hours.

Application for Graduation

Students pursuing the Master of Music in Music Education degree must apply for graduation to the Office of the Registrar one semester prior to completion of degree requirements. Approval of the application is contingent upon:

Curriculum

Students seeking the Master of Music in Music Education degree must satisfactorily complete a prescribed course of studies of at least 36 semester hours numbered 5000 or above: 20 semester hours of professional core courses, 14 semester hours of area of concentration courses, and two semester hours of electives. Students who desire a teaching certificate and who have not taken SPED 3255 or its equivalent, must take SPED 5205 as their two semester hours of electives.

Course Requirements

Students with an undergraduate music major in an area other than music education must enroll in the two-year program and complete the following 31 semester hours of course work prior to enrolling in courses at the 5000 level or above:

EDUF 2215 The American Educational Experience
EDUF 2216 Human Development, Motivation and Learning
EDUF 4115 Classroom Management
MUSE 3202 Intermediate Conducting
MUSE 4205 Elementary School Music Methods
MUSE 4485 Student Teaching
MUSE 4795 Seminar in Music Education
SPED 4255 Instructional Strategies for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Gifts, and Talents
Select one of the following courses:
MUSE 4206 Secondary School Choral Methods
MUSE 4207 Secondary School Instrumental Methods

Area 1
Professional Core
Required Hours: 20

EDUF 6115 Educational Psychology
EDUF 6215 Research in Education
MUSC 5140 Music Theory Survey
MUSC 5225 Music History Survey
MUSC 5245 Music Technology
MUSE 6485 Graduate Music Project
MUSE 6795 Seminar in Music Education

Area 2
Program Concentration
Required Hours: 14

Conducting Option

MUSC 6205 Score Analysis
MUSA 6251 Graduate Conducting 1
MUSA 6252 Graduate Conducting 2
Select one of the following courses:
MUSE 6215 Introduction to Vocal Pedagogy
MUSE 6216 Teaching Wind Instruments
MUSE 6217 Teaching String Instruments
Select one of the following courses:
MUSE 6118 Choral Literature Survey
MUSE 6119 Wind Ensemble Literature Survey
MUSE 6120 Orchestral Literature Survey
Select one of the following courses:
MUSC 7070 Orchestral Ensemble Activities (twice)
MUSC 7080 Wind Ensemble Activities (twice)
MUSC 7090 Vocal Ensemble Activities (twice)

General Music Option

MUSE 6125 Teaching Elementary Music
MUSE 6126 Teaching Middle School Music
MUSE 6127 Development of the Child's Voice
Select three semester hours of electives in music from the following:
MUSE 6215 Introduction to Vocal Pedagogy
MUSE 6216 Teaching Wind Instruments
MUSE 6217 Teaching String Instruments
MUSE 6118 Choral Literature Survey
MUSE 6119 Wind Ensemble Literature Survey
MUSE 6120 Orchestral Literature Survey
Select one of the following:
MUSC 7070 Orchestra Ensemble Activities (twice)
MUSC 7080 Wind Ensemble Activities (twice)
MUSC 7090 Vocal Ensemble Activities (twice)

Area 3
Electives
Required Hours: 2

(SPED 5205, if not taken previously)

Total Hours Required 36


Master of Public Administration Degree

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is designed to promote achievement of students= professional objectives with regard to government agencies and health organizations. It is suitable also for non-for-profit organizations. The program offers curriculum options in:

The program is appropriate for mid-career students with undergraduate degrees in liberal arts or technical/professional areas. To provide access to in-service as well as pre-service students, classes are scheduled for evenings and Saturdays; selected justice administration courses are taught in a week-long format.

Expected Outcomes

Admission

An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution is required. Regular admission requires minimum 2.75 undergraduate grade point average and either a minimum score of 800 on the general test of the Graduate Record Examination (total of verbal and quantitative scores) or a minimum score of 44 on the Miller Analogies Test. Applicants not meeting these criteria may be admitted as provisional students, if the department offering the option finds other indicators of probable success, such as professional achievement or upward trend of undergraduate grades.

Curriculum

In addition to the courses listed below, each option is subject to the following requirements:

Course Requirements

Area 1
Core
Required Hours: 18

MPAC 7106 Public Administration and Policy
MPAC 7116 Public Personnel Administration
MPAC 7126 Public Budgeting and Financial Administration
MPAC 7136 Research Methods for Administration
MPAC 7146 Organization Theory and Behavior
MPAC 7156 Legal Environment of Administration

Area 2
Concentration
Required Hours: 18

General Government Option

Select 18 semester hours from the following:
MPAC 7000 MPA Comprehensive Exam
MPAC 7899 Independent Study
MPAG 5555 Selected Topics in Administration
MPAG 7698 Internship
POLS 7167 American Political Process and Policy-making
POLS 7177 National Security Policy
POLS 7187 State and Local Government and Intergovernmental Relations
POLS 7197 Comparative Administration
Note: General government students may choose to substitute MPAC 7137 (Advanced Research Methods) and MPAC 7999 (Thesis) for MPAC 7000 (MPA Comprehensive Examination) and for two of the option courses above.

Health Services Administration Option

MPAC 7000 MPA Comprehensive Exam
MPAH 6105 Strategies in Health Services Administration
MPAH 6115 Planning, Developing, and Marketing Health Services
MPAH 6125 Microsystems in Health Service Delivery
MPAH 6135 Risk Management in Health Service Delivery
MPAH 6145 Cost Analysis Issues in Health Care
MPAH 6195 Seminar in Health Services Administration

Justice Administration Option

Select 18 semester hours from the following:
MPAC 7000 MPA Comprehensive Exam
MPAJ 7105 Comparative Criminal Justice
MPAJ 7106 Community and Government Relations
MPAJ 7125 Crime and Criminal Behaviors
MPAJ 7126 Correctional Practices and Problems
MPAJ 7128 Police Practices and Problems
MPAJ 7135 Services for Children with Behavioral Problems
MPAJ 7158 Labor Law and Civil Rights
MPAJ 7168 Program Planning and Evaluation
MPAJ 7188 Law and Social Control
MPAJ 7555 Selected Topics in Criminal Justice
MPAJ 7899 Directed Research
Note: Justice administration students may choose to substitute MPAC 7137 (Advanced Research Methods) and MPAC 7999 (Thesis) for MPAC 7000 (MPA Comprehensive Examination) and for two of the option courses above.

Total Hours Required: 36


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