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Masters of Music Degree in Education

What You'll Learn

Although the focus of the program is upon preparation to be a more skillful teacher, many options are possible, including preparation for music administration and supervision. The degree program prepares students for permanent certification and doctoral study leading to college teaching. The coursework is divided equally among music education and other areas such as music theory, music history, jazz studies, and applied music (including conducting).

Candidates will be able to:

  • Interpret and evaluate research in music education
  • take leadership roles in the field of music education
  • apply effective strategies for student learning
  • write articles and research in the field of music education

Master of Music Education Program (MM5182)

The focus of the graduate degree program in Music Education is upon preparation to be a more skillful teacher. The course work is divided equally between music education and other studies with many possible options, varying according to the student's needs and interests. Students completing the graduate program receive the Master of Music degree in Music Education.

Graduate assistantships, scholarships and awards are available for graduate Music Education students. Contact the School of Music for specific information.

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Career Opportunities

Students completing this degree often teach music in the public schools, or go on to doctoral programs in music education.

Applying to the Program

The application requires a minimum GPA of 3.0, a teaching sample, an academic writing sample and a letter of recommendation. Additional details are available from the music education department.

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Division Chairs

Dr. Peter Haley
Assistant Professor of Instruction, Choral Music Education

Professor Emily Talley
Assistant Professor of Instruction, Instrumental Music Education

Additional Faculty

Michele Karoub-Holzschu
Adjunct Professor of Music Education