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Online Master of Music in Music Education

Challenge yourself to develop a greater understanding of music teaching-learning processes and improve personal musicianship.

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Overview

The MM in Music Education is designed to address the needs of music teachers who already hold teaching certification and who are currently teaching in K-12 school settings. MM students are challenged to develop a greater understanding and mastery of music teaching-learning processes, to improve personal musicianship, to become committed leaders within the profession, and to deepen their understanding of critical issues in the field of music education.

Advance Your Education. Advance Your Career.

Expand your music program and teaching skills through an in-depth understanding of how students learn music. This advanced degree is designed to help K-12 music teachers expand their career opportunities in music education, while also improving their professional and personal musicianship skills. The 100% online format provides flexibility to working professionals to complete courses and coursework according to their schedules.

Career Opportunities

For many educators, a Master’s degree is associated with an increase in salary. This degree will also position you to attain better career opportunities in schools and other music education settings, or set you on a path to continue your studies at the doctoral level.

Advance Your Education. Advance Your Career.

Expand your music program and teaching skills through an in-depth understanding of how students learn music. This advanced degree is designed to help K-12 music teachers expand their career opportunities in music education, while also improving their professional and personal musicianship skills. The 100% online format provides flexibility to working professionals to complete courses and coursework according to their schedules.

Career Opportunities

For many educators, a Master’s degree is associated with an increase in salary. This degree will also position you to attain better career opportunities in schools and other music education settings, or set you on a path to continue your studies at the doctoral level.

Program Requirements

Through the 30-credit online Master of Music in Music Education degree program, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of how students learn music through a variety of academic perspectives, including history, philosophy, and psychology. You’ll improve your musicianship and professional capabilities through the study of musical literature used in K-12 as well as music theory and will learn to integrate technology into the music curriculum. At the end of the program, you’ll be required to complete a capstone project that applies the concepts you’ve learned to a real-life scenario. Our well-rounded curriculum consists of 18 credits of study in music education and 12 credits in music history, music theory, and ethnomusicology. 

Admissions 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