The Master of Music in Music Education degree is a 30-credit graduate program designed specifically for current school ensemble directors who want to continue working while obtaining their degree. Teachers will utilize their classrooms as experimental laboratories while they master best practices, broaden their pedagogy, and grow as artists themselves. Students will meet for three-week on-campus sessions in June, then complete their coursework online throughout the school year.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students entering the master’s program will be expected to have achieved the prerequisite NASM and SUU undergraduate learning outcomes, and the additional learning outcomes below:
Performance and Musicianship
expanded skills in conducting
expanded skills in rehearsal techniques
History and Theory
knowledge of music history on par with graduate-level national standards
knowledge of music theory on par with graduate-level national standards
knowledge of ensemble literature on par with graduate-level national standards
the ability to develop innovative curriculum
innovative teaching methodologies
Graduate students must complete their program within six (6) years of matriculation.
All courses must be passed with a “C-” (1.7) or better to be counted in the program.
Students must earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 to graduate.
The Master of Music Education is designed for music educators currently employed in secondary music programs. It allows educators to keep their current positions and earn this degree in three (3) summer sessions and four (4) semesters of online courses.
With approval, students may complete additional electives from graduate courses in Music Technology, Arts Administration, or Education.
Total Credits, M.M.E. Degree: 30
Please note that some students may ultimately earn more credits than listed above for the master’s degree. If the capstone cannot be completed within the allotted time, students must be enrolled continuously in MUED 6971 - Capstone Project Continuation until completion.