Music Education M.Ed./M.S.

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Music Education M.Ed./M.S.

Teaching music is a rewarding career. Like you, we focus on student success. If you’re considering a master’s degree, we can help you reach your goal. Both degrees are offered online and on campus. Our M.Ed. degree can lead to a recommendation for Class A Alabama professional educator certification and can be completed in as little as three semesters (Summer-Spring-Summer).

Our M.S. degree (which does not lead to certification) provides an interdisciplinary graduate-level education for community-based or international music educators.

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M.Ed. Degree Overview

The M.Ed. degree leads to recommendation for Class A Alabama professional educator certification.

Coursework – 30 hours

  • Coursework in 3 areas:
    • music content, ensemble, or applied music, where applicable
    • music education
    • education, including educational psychology, research, media, special education*

*RSED 6000/6006 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality is required if a survey of special education course was not previously completed.

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M.S. Degree Overview

The M.S. degree does not lead to professional educator certification.

Coursework – 30 hrs

  • orientation to teaching and learning
  • music education electives
  • advisor-approved electives
  • capstone in teaching and learning
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  • The M.Ed. requires a current music teaching certificate.
  • Both the M.Ed. and M.S. require the GRE, all transcripts, and a clear background check.

Application Deadlines

  • March 15 for Summer Semester admission
  • June 15 for Fall Semester admission
  • October 15 for Spring Semester admission

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