Master of Music in Music Education
The blended learning Master of Music in Music Education program is designed for individuals who are passionate about music education. Practicing public school teachers will find this program beneficial to enhance their teaching as well as for career advancement or pay scale adjustments.
When you're ready to update and augment your skills, our blended learning Master of Music in Music Education program fits into your schedule as a working professional through a combination of online and summer classes. Our curriculum is designed to both increase your effectiveness in the classroom, and enhance your personal growth as a musician. This combination of commitment, quality and flexibility has made us the region's leading advanced music education degree program.
We recommend music teachers check with their school district or licensing agency to ensure that this program meets their music education professional development and/or training needs, prior to getting admitted into the program.
The NDSU Music Education Symposium not only provided education requirements but also stimulating concept to carry into every educational setting. The faculty were very inspiring and encouraging!
— Vonda Jo, Mohall, ND
Sample Plan of study
The plan of study includes completion of the following requirements.
Music Education Core Courses
- MUSC 701 Psychology of Music (3 CREDITS) On-campus June 2013.
- MUSC 703 Foundation of American Music Education (3 CREDITS) On-campus in June
- MUSC 790 Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Music Education (3 CREDITS) On-campus in June
Music Core Courses
- MUSC 702 Graduate Theory Survey (3 CREDITS)
- MUSC 704 Graduate Music History Survey (3 CREDITS)
- MUSC 731 Applied Study (2 CREDITS)
Music Elective Courses
Choose 9 credits from the following list of classes.
- MUSC 713 Advanced Choral Methods (3 CREDITS)
- MUSC 714 Advanced Elementary Methods (3 CREDITS)
- MUSC 715 History of Choral Literature (3 CREDITS)
- MUSC 765 Band Literature: History & Development (3 CREDITS)
- MUSC 766 Band Literature: Chamber Music, Other Genres (3 CREDITS)
- Ensembles or other history/theory courses (9 CREDITS)
- MUSC 794 Practicum (4 CREDITS)
Total Credits: 30
For information about graduate faculty for this program as well as their current research interests, visit the Master of Music in Music Education bulletin page.
Apply for admission
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Registration deadline for international students for this program is May 1 for fall semester and August 1 for spring and summer semesters. Domestic applicants should apply no later than one month prior to the semester you plan to start classes. For current admission requirements, visit the Master of Music in Music Education bulletin page.
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