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School of Music


Master of Music Education

Students admitted to our master’s program in music education will enhance their general music knowledge and understanding of learning theories and familiarize themselves with cutting-edge pedagogy and research. Teacher certification is required for admission to this degree.

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There are three different tracks for this degree:

Recital Track

Major Area
a) MUED 790 and MUED 795 (6 credits)
b) Music Education electives (6 credits)
12 credits
Applied Music and Recital
a) Applied Studies (two 2-credit semesters)
b) Solo Recital (1 credit)
5 credits
Music History (as determined by the Music Diagnostic Exam) 3 credits
Music Theory 3 credits
Music Electives (from outside music education; conducting recommended; up to 3 credits may be taken in the College of Education) 9 credits
Total 32 credits

Thesis Track

Major Area
a) MUED 790 and MUED 795 (6 credits)
b) Music Education electives (6 credits), including at least one course in the student?s area of specialization
c) Thesis (3 credits)
15 credits
Music History (as determined by the Music Diagnostic Exam) 3 credits
Music Theory 3 credits
Music Electives (from outside music education; up to 6 credits may be taken in the College of Education) 11 credits
Total 32 credits

Nonthesis/Nonrecital Track

Major Area
a) MUED 790 and MUED 795 (6 credits)
b) Music Education electives (12 credits), including at least one course in the student?s area of specialization (up to 3 credits of conducting may be included)
18 credits
Music History (as determined by the Music Diagnostic Exam) 3 credits
Music Theory 3 credits
Music Electives (from outside music education, up to 3 credits may be taken in the College of Education) 11 credits
Total 35 credits

A minimum of two semesters in an appropriate ensemble (MUSC 734) is required for choral and instrumental majors in all tracks. 

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree in music or music education (or the equivalent), including teacher certification and (for applicants elementary music, choral music/conducting, or orchestral /conducting) keyboard skills