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GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS



Graduate programs at Five Towns College provide rich and rewarding opportunities for study at the masters and doctoral degree levels. These degree programs are registered by the New York State Education Department. Students entering our teacher education programs leading to a Teaching Certificate can be assured that these programs meet the latest standards required by the New York State Board of Regents.


The Graduate Childhood Education Program provides qualified elementary school teachers with the opportunity to pursue a course of study leading to the Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) degree. The program emphasizes rigorous academic inquiry and practical experience in combination with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary for success in schools that are culturally diverse, artistically challenging and educationally complex.

 

The graduate music programs at Five Towns College lead to the Master of Music (M.M.) and the Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) degrees. The Music Education Program provides qualified teachers, who have achieved provisional/initial certification at the undergraduate level, the opportunity to earn a Master of Music degree (M.M.) leading to professional certification.

 

The program in Jazz/Commercial Music, leading to a Master of Music degree (M.M.), is offered with concentrations in Performance, Composition/Arranging, Music History, and

Music Technology. The exceptional recording and music technology studios available on campus for instructional purposes are a major strength of the College.

 

The Graduate Division accepts prospective candidates for programs in the fields of music performance, composition/arranging, music history and literature and music education leading to the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.). The degree is offered with an emphasis on jazz/commercial music in accordance with the mission of the College.

 

We are confident that you will find our graduate programs in Childhood Education, Music and Music Education exciting, challenging, and rigorous. You are encouraged to visit our beautiful wooded campus to learn more about the College and its innovative programs.
We look forward to meeting with you and reviewing your plans for a future that is personally, professionally and socially rewarding.

 

 

M.S. Childhood Education

 

CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM (1-6)

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS


The graduate program in Childhood Education, leading to the Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) degree is a direct outgrowth of the Bachelor of Science Program in Childhood Education. It enables graduates of the B.S. program and other qualified individuals to complete the Regents requirements in this area leading to New York State Certification.

 

The program has been designed by the Education faculty of Five Towns College and teachers and administrators currently working in various school districts on Long Island. It is the intent of this program to enhance student understanding, pedagogical skills and appreciation of the recent Standards put forth by the Regents. The courses are organized in progressive tiers from the 500 level up to the research courses and seminars in the 700 level. The coursework can be completed in three semesters of full-time study or on a part-time basis.

 

The objectives of the program are to provide graduate students with the ability to:
• Teach the history, philosophy and current trends in the field of childhood education;
• Apply current thinking on evaluations and assessment in the classroom;
• Teach literacy, mathematics and technology;
• Incorporate different cultures into the classroom;
• Meet the educational needs of exceptional children; and
• Evaluate research in the area of Childhood Education.

 

The program framework calls for consonance and coherence with its theoretical and conceptual base, student outcomes, courses, instruction and evaluation. The content of courses complement each other and are consistent with the conceptual framework of the program.

 

The graduate program in Childhood Education is designed to develop and enhance the level of competencies of the classroom teacher in areas of instruction related to grades 1-6, to establish research skills in various education topics and increase expertise and knowledge of the teacher's role in the teaching-learning process.

 

The curriculum consists of 36 credits in Master’s level courses and 25 hours of field experience designed to develop or enhance the level of competencies of the classroom teacher in areas of instruction related to grades 1-6. Graduate students are taught research skills that will enable them to select, analyze and evaluate current research articles and proposals so that they can incorporate select findings into their instruction/learning processes.

 

Courses are taught by instructors who have the academic credentials, college teaching and significant professional experience in Childhood Education that enables them to teach practical applications as well as current academic theory and practice.

 

 

Consumer Information

 

Assumptions Underlying the Data Presented in This Table:

  1. The Student is a first-time entering college student
  2. The student is enrolled full-time at the college.

  3. The student is continually enrolled at the college.

  4. The student is not employed full-time or substantially part-time.

  5. The student passes all required courses.

  6. The student registers for all courses in the recommended sequence.

  7. The student satisfies all graduation criteria in a timely manner.

  8. The student has no circumstances that adversely affect her/his academic progress.

  9. One or more courses completed during a summer session are counted as a semester

  10. Expected Room and Board charges assume a stay of no more than 2 years recommended for the Residence Halls.

  11. Expected Tuition and Fee charges are based on completion of the degree program in the catalog’s posted number of semesters.

  12. Expected Book and Supply charges are based upon retail prices and do not include possible shipping and handling charges.

  13. Placement Rates are based upon the 2011 graduates in the year of their graduation.  Placement rates by degree program are undergoing further analysis.

 

Degree Program: M.S. Childhood Education

 

CIP Code: 13.1302

 

HEGIS Code: 0802

 

 

Type of Consumer Information

The College Data

1

Graduates for the Following Years:

2012

2

Total Number of Graduates:

38

3

Number of Credits Required To Complete Program:

 

4

Expected Number of Semesters To Complete Program:

4

5

Expected Number of Years To Complete Program:

2

6

Median Actual Number of Semesters to Complete Program:

4

7

Median Actual Number of Years to Complete Program:

2

8

Percentage of On-Time Completers:

58%

9

Expected Tuition and Fee Charges:

$26,400

10

Median Actual Tuition and Fee Charges:

 

11

Expected Book and Supply Charges:

$1,160

12

Typical Book and Supply Costs:

$1,515

13

Expected Room and Board Charges:

0

14

Median Actual Room and Board Charges:

0

15

Median Actual Federal Loan Debt of Graduates:

0

16

Median Actual Private Loan Debt of Graduates:

0

17

Job Placement of Graduates

 

18

SOC Codes Possibly Appropriate for Graduates:

 

 

25-2010 Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers

 

 

25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

 

 

25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

 

 

25-2020 Elementary and Middle School Teachers

 

 

25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

 

 

25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

 

 

25-2023 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School

 

 

25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other

 

 

25-9040 Teacher Assistants

 

 

25-9041 Teacher Assistants

 

 

*”Expected” refers to the posted catalog or website charges for a student following the expected sequence of courses and expected number of semesters to complete the degree program.

** The "Median" is the midpoint when the data are ranked from the lowest number of years or dollar to the highest number of years or dollars.

 

 

M.M. Music Education

 

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS


The graduate program in Music Education requires satisfactory completion of 36 credits of approved graduate courses including a research project and 25 hours of field experience. It is designed for those individuals who have Provisional/Initial Certification and wish to attain Professional Certification to teach grades K-12. Twenty-four (24) of these credits must be completed in residence in order to be eligible for the master's degree. The program provides qualified students the opportunity to advance their study and research in music education and earn a Master of Music degree (M.M.). All requirements must be completed within five years of the date of matriculation.

 

 

ADMISSION STANDARDS


All applicants for admission are required to have Provisional/Initial Certification and demonstrate by audition significant musical skills and a commitment to the advancement of their personal and professional accomplishments. Completion of an undergraduate major in music education with at least 36 credits of applied music courses and a 2.75 overall G.P.A. are required for admission.

 

Students in the graduate program in Music Education take 18 credits of music education courses, 12 credits of music core courses, and 6 elective credits to complete the 36-credit requirement for the Master of Music degree.

 

Graduation Requirements

 

1. Satisfactory completion of thirty-six (36) credits of course work that are designed to have the student acquire knowledge, expertise, and research skills in the field;
2. 25 hours of field experience;
3. A minimum of 24 credits at the College;
4. A minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0; and
5. A research project approved by the Graduate Advisor.
Candidates for the master's degree must complete all requirements within five years of the date of matriculation.
If continuous matriculation has not been maintained, a reevaluation of credentials will be required.

 

 

 Consumer Information

 

Assumptions Underlying the Data Presented in This Table:

  1. The Student is a first-time entering college student

  2. The student is enrolled full-time at the college.

  3. The student is continually enrolled at the college.

  4. The student is not employed full-time or substantially part-time.

  5. The student passes all required courses.

  6. The student registers for all courses in the recommended sequence.

  7. The student satisfies all graduation criteria in a timely manner.

  8. The student has no circumstances that adversely affect her/his academic progress.

  9. One or more courses completed during a summer session are counted as a semester

  10. Expected Room and Board charges assume a stay of no more than 2 years recommended for the Residence Halls.

  11. Expected Tuition and Fee charges are based on completion of the degree program in the catalog’s posted number of semesters.

  12. Expected Book and Supply charges are based upon retail prices and do not include possible shipping and handling charges.

  13. Placement Rates are based upon the 2011 graduates in the year of their graduation.  Placement rates by degree program are undergoing further analysis.

 

 

Degree Program: M.M. Music Education

 

CIP Code: 13.1312

 

HEGIS Code: 0832

 

 

 

Type of Consumer Information

The College Data

1

Graduates for the Following Years:

2010-2012

2

Total Number of Graduates:

38

3

Number of Credits Required To Complete Program:

36

4

Expected Number of Semesters To Complete Program:

4

5

Expected Number of Years To Complete Program:

2

6

Median Actual Number of Semesters to Complete Program:

4

7

Median Actual Number of Years to Complete Program:

2

8

Percentage of On-Time Completers:

58%

9

Expected Tuition and Fee Charges:

$26,400

10

Median Actual Tuition and Fee Charges:

$21,150

11

Expected Book and Supply Charges:

$652

12

Typical Book and Supply Costs:

$666

13

Expected Room and Board Charges:

0

14

Median Actual Room and Board Charges:

0

15

Median Actual Federal Loan Debt of Graduates:

0

16

Median Actual Private Loan Debt of Graduates:

0

17

Job Placement of Graduates

80%+

18

SOC Codes Possibly Appropriate for Graduates:

 

 

25-1120 Arts, Communications, and Humanities Teachers, Postsecondary

 

 

25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

 

 

25-3090 Miscellaneous Teachers and Instructors

 

 

25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other

 

 

27-1010 Artists and Related Workers

 

 

27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other

 

 

27-2040 Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers

 

 

27-2041 Music Directors and Composers

 

 

27-2042 Musicians and Singers

 

 

27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other

 

 

27-2090 Miscellaneous Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers

 

 

*Expected” refers to the posted catalog or website charges for a student following the expected sequence of courses and expected number of semesters to complete the degree program.
** The "Median" is the midpoint when the data are ranked from the lowest number of years or dollar to the highest number of years or dollars.

 

 

M.M. Jazz/Commercial Music

 

 

The graduate program in Jazz/Commercial Music is offered with concentrations in Performance Composition/Arranging, Music History, and Music Technology. It provides qualified students the opportunity to advance their study and research in the field of music and earn a Master of Music degree (M.M.).

 

The program is designed to meet the needs of professional musicians, audio recording engineers, music business executives, multimedia specialists, and active professionals working in the music industry, music education, or a music related field.

 

Courses of study are flexible and designed to complement past experience and assist students in reaching current and future goals. Students meet each semester with the Graduate Advisor to plan their academic program. Candidates for the degree have the opportunity to perform with an ensemble during each semester of study.

 

Students must satisfactorily complete at least 36 credits of approved graduate courses with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. Twenty-four of these credits must be completed in residence in order to be eligible for the master's degree. Undergraduate courses (100-400 level) may not be counted for credit toward a master's degree.

 

The graduate program leading to the Master of Music degree is planned for three semesters of full-time study. Many students, however, take two years or more to complete all requirements. Graduate courses are scheduled for the late afternoon or early evening for the convenience of working students.

 

Consumer Information

 

Assumptions Underlying the Data Presented in This Table:

  1. The Student is a first-time entering college student

  2. The student is enrolled full-time at the college.

  3. The student is continually enrolled at the college.

  4. The student is not employed full-time or substantially part-time.

  5. The student passes all required courses.

  6. The student registers for all courses in the recommended sequence.

  7. The student satisfies all graduation criteria in a timely manner.

  8. The student has no circumstances that adversely affect her/his academic progress.

  9. One or more courses completed during a summer session are counted as a semester

  10. Expected Room and Board charges assume a stay of no more than 2 years recommended for the Residence Halls.

  11. Expected Tuition and Fee charges are based on completion of the degree program in the catalog’s posted number of semesters.

  12. Expected Book and Supply charges are based upon retail prices and do not include possible shipping and handling charges.

  13. Placement Rates are based upon the 2011 graduates in the year of their graduation.  Placement rates by degree program are undergoing further analysis.

Degree Program: M.M. Jazz/Commercial Music

 

CIP Code: 50.0901

 

HEGIS Code: 1004

 

 

Type of Consumer Information

The College Data

1

Graduates for the Following Years:

2012-2013

2

Total Number of Graduates:

38

3

Number of Credits Required To Complete Program:

***

4

Expected Number of Semesters To Complete Program:

4

5

Expected Number of Years To Complete Program:

2

6

Median Actual Number of Semesters to Complete Program:

4

7

Median Actual Number of Years to Complete Program:

2

8

Percentage of On-Time Completers:

58%

9

Expected Tuition and Fee Charges:

$26,400

10

Median Actual Tuition and Fee Charges:

***

11

Expected Book and Supply Charges:

$248

12

Typical Book and Supply Costs:

$425

13

Expected Room and Board Charges:

0

14

Median Actual Room and Board Charges:

0

15

Median Actual Federal Loan Debt of Graduates:

0

16

Median Actual Private Loan Debt of Graduates:

0

17

Job Placement of Graduates

***

18

SOC Codes Possibly Appropriate for Graduates:

 

 

25-1120 Arts, Communications, and Humanities Teachers, Postsecondary

 

 

25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

 

 

25-3090 Miscellaneous Teachers and Instructors

 

 

25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other

 

 

27-1010 Artists and Related Workers

 

 

27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other

 

 

27-2040 Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers

 

 

27-2041 Music Directors and Composers

 

 

27-2042 Musicians and Singers

 

 

27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other

 

 

27-2090 Miscellaneous Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers

 

 

*Expected” refers to the posted catalog or website charges for a student following the expected sequence of courses and expected number of semesters to complete the degree program.
** The "Median" is the midpoint when the data are ranked from the lowest number of years or dollar to the highest number of years or dollars.
*** This program does not meet the minimum number of recent graduates required by the U.S. Department of Education for reporting actual data.

 

 

D.M.A. Doctor of Musical Arts

 

The College through its Graduate Division, accepts prospective candidates for the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.). The degree is granted in the fields of music performance, composition/arranging, music education, or music history and literature and requires demonstration of distinguished attainment. The degree is offered with an emphasis on jazz/commercial music in accordance with the mission of the College.

 

Attainment of a doctoral degree at Five Towns College requires outstanding scholarship and research culminating in a dissertation that contributes to the general fund of knowledge in the area of concentration. Qualified doctoral candidates must earn a minimum of 60 credits beyond the master's level and must maintain a 3.0 G.P.A. or higher.

 

Doctoral degrees in music at the College are intended for those planning to work at the most advanced academic and professional levels of musical endeavor. Students admitted to doctoral study are expected to achieve competence as musician/scholars who can communicate effectively both orally and in written form. They should be able to demonstrate the ability to write concisely with clarity and prepare critiques of musical performances that reflect mature, sensitive insights into musical values.

 

Doctoral study requires a minimum of three or four years of graduate work. Completion of an appropriate masters degree is prerequisite to doctoral study. The degree program objectives listed below must be demonstrated by candidates for graduation as a prerequisite to qualifying for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree:

 

• Intellectual awareness and curiosity sufficient to predict continued growth and contribution to the discipline;
• Knowledge of the techniques of jazz harmony sufficient to analyze selected compositions;
• Knowledge of representative literature and influential composers;
• Expertise in music history, education, performance, or composition;
• Expertise in the supervision of music programs;
• Expertise in the application and utilization of appropriate research skills; and
• Sufficient writing and speaking skills to communicate clearly and effectively to members of the scholarly and wider communities.

 

Consumer Information

 

Assumptions Underlying the Data Presented in This Table:

  1. The Student is a first-time entering college student

  2. The student is enrolled full-time at the college.

  3. The student is continually enrolled at the college.

  4. The student is not employed full-time or substantially part-time.

  5. The student passes all required courses.

  6. The student registers for all courses in the recommended sequence.

  7. The student satisfies all graduation criteria in a timely manner.

  8. The student has no circumstances that adversely affect her/his academic progress.

  9. One or more courses completed during a summer session are counted as a semester

  10. Expected Room and Board charges assume a stay of no more than 2 years recommended for the Residence Halls.

  11. Expected Tuition and Fee charges are based on completion of the degree program in the catalog’s posted number of semesters.

  12. Expected Book and Supply charges are based upon retail prices and do not include possible shipping and handling charges.

  13. Placement Rates are based upon the 2011 graduates in the year of their graduation.  Placement rates by degree program are undergoing further analysis.

 

 

Degree Program: Mus. B. Jazz/Commercial Music

 

CIP Code: 50.0901

HEGIS Code: 1004

 

 

 

Type of Consumer Information

The College Data

1

Graduates for the Following Years:

***

2

Total Number of Graduates:

***

3

Number of Credits Required To Complete Program:

60 +
Dissertation

4

Expected Number of Semesters To Complete Program:

10

5

Expected Number of Years To Complete Program:

5

6

Median Actual Number of Semesters to Complete Program:

***

7

Median Actual Number of Years to Complete Program:

***

8

Percentage of On-Time Completers:

***

9

Expected Tuition and Fee Charges:

$60,790

10

Median Actual Tuition and Fee Charges:

***

11

Expected Book and Supply Charges:

$845

12

Typical Book and Supply Costs:

$729

13

Expected Room and Board Charges:

***

14

Median Actual Room and Board Charges:

0

15

Median Actual Federal Loan Debt of Graduates:

0

16

Median Actual Private Loan Debt of Graduates:

0

17

Job Placement of Graduates

0

18

SOC Codes Possibly Appropriate for Graduates:

 

 

25-1120 Arts, Communications, and Humanities Teachers, Postsecondary

 

 

25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

 

 

25-3090 Miscellaneous Teachers and Instructors

 

 

25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other

 

 

27-1010 Artists and Related Workers

 

 

27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other

 

 

27-2040 Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers

 

 

27-2041 Music Directors and Composers

 

 

27-2042 Musicians and Singers

 

 

27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other

 

 

27-2090 Miscellaneous Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers

 

 

*Expected” refers to the posted catalog or website charges for a student following the expected sequence of courses and expected number of semesters to complete the degree program.
** The "Median" is the midpoint when the data are ranked from the lowest number of years or dollar to the highest number of years or dollars.