The Master of Music Education degree is designed to stress the development of advanced knowledge of broad-based principles and practices in music and music education for application in the public or private school, private studio, or higher education setting. A minimum of 34 semester hours of course work is required to complete the degree, with the hours distributed according to the area of concentration. Virginia Department of Education teacher licensure is not included with this degree.
Excellent academic support.
Outstanding and highly experienced faculty.
Accessible course hours.
Degree Concentrations include: Applied Studies or Conducting, Research, Pedagogy.
Direct and conduct instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras or choirs.
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.
All candidates are required to take the GRE or the MAT. Candidates seeking the concentration in applied studies are required to successfully complete the music performance audition for the graduate faculty.
For Admission to the Music Education Program
3.00 overall with a 3.0 in the major field of study.
Resume, two letters of reference, music repertoire list for applied studies concentration.
Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Ways to Save
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Graduate Administrative Assistantships are available for selected students in the choral, brass, woodwind, percussion, or wind conducting areas. The assistantship availability is pending application timing and audition results.