Graduate in as few
as 23 months
The Master of Music degree in Music Education is designed to offer music teachers the opportunity to develop and refine their professional skills. The degree program allows for enhancement and specialization relative to music teaching and learning in contemporary school contexts. The program does not provide licensure and is constructed for those who have a music education background and the desire to improve the student and teacher experience in music classroom settings.
Kent State University is synonymous with music education. Some of the leading voices in the field have earned a degree here. Our 100% online program can be completed in as few as 23 months. Our curriculum is created for the music teaching professional. Classes are 7 weeks and you can enroll in two classes per semester, including summer. This format allows you to focus on one area of study and then begin another music education course after a brief recess. We are dedicated to helping you design a program that provides you with exciting new perspectives in your teaching right from the beginning.
The comprehensive Master of Music in music education online program helps music teachers develop their professional skills. The program is differentiated from others in that it is practitioner-oriented, and offers elective courses in specialized music teaching areas.
With this degree, you will have the opportunity to focus your course of study on the aspects of music teaching that are most relevant to your career now and in the future. A master’s degree opens up opportunities to teach post-secondary institutions or apply for further doctoral study in music education or related field. This degree in music education may also help you climb the salary scale, and it may qualify you for leadership positions within your school, district, and state.
Accreditation: This program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
For program questions, contact:
Senior Academic Advisor for the Online Master of Music in Music Education
For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.
Courses for the online MM in Music Education cover a range of topics relevant for educators of music at multiple levels and in various school contexts. These include American music in a historical context, world music, music analysis, assessment and evaluation in music education, and technology in music education. Students will also choose 6 credit hours of pedagogy specialization electives across choral, instrumental and general music, and they will complete a 4-credit capstone project under the supervision of a capstone advisor.
|Ohio Residents||Out of State/International*|
|Per Credit Hour||Per 3-Credit Course||Program Cost||Per Credit Hour||Per 3-Credit Course||Program Cost|
|$655||$1,965||Approximate Cost: $20,300||$665||$1,995||Approximate Cost: $20,600|
An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.
Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.
The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken. Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person. Program costs are subject to change without notice.
*Out-of-state/International tuition includes a surcharge of $10 per credit hour for all students enrolled in an online program.
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