Master of Music in Music Education

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Designed for the professional music educator who wishes to return to the university for immersion in university coursework. This program interweaves research and practice, leading students to reflect on and apply knowledge and experiences from coursework to their teaching. Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in music education or its equivalent and have two years of full-time teaching experience in elementary or secondary education. No performance audition required.

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The Master of Music in Music Education requires a minimum of 30 credits. Coursework to include:
Studies in Music Education
Music Theory
Jazz, and/or Composition
Non-Music Education SMTD elective

Final Project:

The Final Presentation affords the student an opportunity to examine three different areas of scholarship and create an oral presentation based on his/her work. The presentation will include a handout with references but no extended paper is required. The Thesis provides the opportunity for the student to conduct original research on a topic of his/her choosing under the guidance of a faculty mentor. It includes a proposal meeting at the beginning of the project and a final defense of the research report at the end of the study.

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Degree requirements and term-by-term layout for current students.


Kate Fitzpatrick

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Music