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M.M. in Music Education
The Master of Music degree in Music Education consists of 36 credit hours with two tracks to choose from - Thesis or Non-Thesis. Our program is facilitated entirely online, making it flexible for students who need to work around a busy schedule. Courses are only 8 weeks long to ensure that final papers, exams, and projects do not conflict with the end-of-semester programs and performances that are typically required of music educators.
The purpose of our two track options is to allow students to:
- Demonstrate their ability to combine research methods and a topic of their personal interest in a scholarly format consistent with the discipline
- Produce work that contributes to the subject as a whole
- Demonstrate the quality that is necessary of graduate work in regards to academic activity
Discover your options.
Students who pursue the Thesis Track in Music Education must prepare a thesis proposal in order to complete their degree. Once their Thesis Proposal is completed, students must defend it before a committee composed of graduate music faculty and staff members. Students will be expected to give evidence of their extensive knowledge of related literature, research materials used, methodological steps taken, as well as findings documented.
Students who pursue the Non-Thesis Track must prepare a project proposal and have it approved by both the faculty project sponsor and graduate faculty committee. The project may be curriculum, pedagogical, or creativity based, and should be comparable to a thesis in scope.
Designed with you in mind.
This degree program is designed for hardworking individuals seeking to further their education in the ever-changing area of music. Students have the option of choosing between an elementary or secondary-level music education emphasis to further enhance their degree.
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
- National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
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- Provide students with a rewarding and flexible online degree program paired with faculty and staff members that represent diversity in both experience and expertise.
- Prepare students for doctoral study and/or a career in Music Education.
- Challenge students to increase their knowledge of musical theory, history, and aesthetics, as well as give them opportunities to develop a high level of cognitive and creative musical skills.
- Equip students with analytical, conceptual, technical, and pedagogical skills that will ensure success in their career.
- Facilitate students' growth and development as leaders in Music Education and as contributors to the profession as a whole.
|MUSI||5343||Advanced Elementary Music Pedagogy|
|MUSI||5344||Advanced Secondary Music Pedagogy|
|MUSI||5346||Marching Band Methods|
|MUSI||5357||Seminar in Music of the United States|
|MUSI||5361||Acoustics of Music|
|MUSI||5390||Selected Topics in Music Education|
- 12 courses (36 hours)
- 10 courses (30 hours) plus Thesis (6 hours)
- 10 courses (30 hours) plus Curriculum Project (6 hours)
Students taking two concurrent courses each long semester and two in the summer can finish the degree in 2 years.
For more information, check out our degree plan.
In addition, our program provides course rotation during each semesters. For more information on our course rotation schedule, please refer to the M.M. in Music course rotation.