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Master of Music (MM) in Music Education Online

    

Why an MM in Music Education?

Challenge yourself to develop a greater understanding of music teaching-learning processes, improve personal musicianship and more. You will:

  • Enhance your ability to share the importance and joy of music with the next generation of young learners
  • Engage with a program designed for established K-12 music teachers
  • Deepen your understanding of critical issues in the field of music education
  • Benefit from a low tuition, even for out-of-state students
  • Not be required to complete a performance audition upon entry or a dissertation upon completion

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate degree in music or music education (with or without a teacher certification) from an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Official transcripts
At least one year of teaching experience
Curriculum Vitae
Three letters of recommendation
Personal statement (1-2 pages) with career objectives
Video of teaching (5-10 minutes) or letters of reference which address the applicant’s teaching experience
5-10 page academic paper on a subject in music history, music theory or music education
 

The Curriculum

Our well-rounded, 30-credit curriculum consists of 18 credits of study in music education and 12 credits in music history, music theory and ethnomusicology.
 
 
 

Program requirements

The Master of Music in Music Education Online degree program is designed for the busy professional music teacher. Students are encouraged to explore the relationship of music teaching to music education philosophy, history and research, as well wind and choral literature. Additionally, they will be challenged to synthesize and apply all of the knowledge, skills and understandings acquired in the course work in a capstone project that is tailored to their specific teaching situation.

To obtain a Master of Music in Music Education, students must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours and successfully pass the Capstone. These hours will be derived from:

  • Foundation (2 courses/6 hours)
  • Core (4 courses/12 hours)
  • Electives (3 courses/9 hours)
  • Capstone (1 course/3 hours)

Learn more about the Master of Music Education degree offered by Rutgers Arts Online through Mason Gross School of the Arts. Admission Requirements for the Master of Music Education Online degree program.

 

Courses

Credit Hours

Curriculum Model Area

Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music Education

3

Foundation

Historical & Philosophical Foundations of Music Education

3

Foundation

Behavioral Approaches to Music Learning

3

Core Elective

Cognitive Approaches to Music Learning

3

Core Elective

Seminar in Wind Literature for Music Educators

3

Core Elective

Seminar in Choral Literature for Music Educators

3

Core Elective

Musical Practices of the World for Graduate Music Education Online (Graduate Ethnomusicology) 

3

Core Course

Graduate Theory I 

3

Core Course

Studies in Form and Analysis for Graduate Music Educators (Graduate Theory II)

3

Core Course

History of the Western Canon for Graduate Music Education Online (Graduate History)

3

Core Course

Integrating Technology into the Music Curriculum

3

Core Course

Applied Research in Music Education

3

Capstone

Major Area

Foundation

Required:

  • 08:702:570: Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music Education
  • 08:702:576: Historical & Philosophical Foundations of Music Education

Electives

Choose three courses from the following:

  • 08:702:537: Behavioral Approaches to Music Learning*
  • 08:702:536: Cognitive Approaches to Music Learning*
  • 08:702:xxx: Seminar in Wind Lit. for Music Educators
  • 08:702:572: Seminar in Choral Lit. for Music Educators

* Behavioral and Cognitive Approaches to Music Learning should not be taken in the same semester.

Other Studies

Core

Required:

  • 08:702:575: Integrating Technology into the Music Curriculum

Choose three courses from the following:

  • 08:702:xxx: Graduate Theory I
  • 08:702:573: Studies in Form and Analysis for Graduate Music Educators (Graduate Theory II)
  • 08:702:577: History of the Western Canon for Graduate Music Education Online (Graduate History)
  • 08:702:579: Musical Practices of the World for Graduate Music Education Online (Graduate Ethnomusicology)

Capstone

Required:

  • 08:702:580: Applied Research in Music Education (Capstone)