Music Education, M.M.Ed.


The general requirements for admission include the completion of an undergraduate degree in music education with a grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) on relevant courses; valid teacher certificate; an interview; and fulfillment of the general requirements for admission to The Graduate School, including the submission of three recommendations.  A list of additional admission materials specific to this program is available on the School of Music website.  Unless they have completed an undergraduate degree at an English-speaking institution, applicants whose native language is not English must submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based score) or 570 (paper-based).  Admission decisions are based upon the applicant’s total portfolio with particular weight being given to knowledge of and experience in elementary or secondary music teaching, the audition (for those desiring to present a recital), or research/writing abilities (for those desiring to write a thesis).

Degree Requirements (35 Hours)

Prior to taking any graduate music study, all M.M.Ed. students must take the Graduate Music Diagnostic Examination and, early in their studies, complete all deficiencies and required courses resulting from the exam. Degree candidates must complete a prescribed program of 35 hours of graduate work and successfully pass an oral comprehensive examination. 

Major Area (16-19 Hours)

Course Title Credits
MUED 790Principles of Music Education3
MUED 795Research in Music Education and Pedagogy3
Select additional MUED courses6
Select one of the following tracks:4-7
Thesis Track
Thesis Preparation
Recital Track
Graduate Applied Music
Solo Recital
35-Credit Track (online)
Select additional MUED courses (no Ensemble Requirement)
Total Credit Hours16-19

Other Studies in Music (16-19 Hours)

Course Title Credits
Advisor-approved Music Theory3
Advisor-approved Music History3
Other 500 or 700-level courses in Music10-13
Total Credit Hours16-19

Note: Music Electives: 11 credits from outside music education; up to 6 credits may be taken in the College of Education