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Online Master of Music 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

Online Master of Music Education Program (MM5190)

The online Master of Music Education degree is 100% online and taught through virtual courses and online course modules. Designed with the practicing teacher in mind, this degree option affords students the opportunity to work toward an advanced degree while continuing to work a full-time job. Students completing the graduate program receive the Master of Music degree in Music Education.




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.


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