The Music Curriculum and Instruction Specialist Concentration offers three tracks: lecture-recital, collaborative research and thesis.
- The lecture-recital track allows students to combine research and performance.
- The thesis track allows students to develop music research tools, focus on an area of study pertinent to the field, research, write, and present that body of work.
- The collaborative research track allows students to develop research projects in concert with their current teaching situations. All three tracks are designed for musicians currently teaching at all levels in the school system who wish to improve teaching skills and deepen their knowledge in a particular area of music.
A recognized undergraduate degree in music education, a video of teaching or rehearsal and a valid Collegiate Professional Teaching License or equivalent from another state are required for admission.