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Master of Music in Music Education

School of Music, Theatre and Dance

The Master of Music in Music Education is for practicing K-12 music teachers who want to further cultivate essential and diverse pedagogical approaches and develop vibrant, culturally responsive, artful music education programs that engage their learners in meaningful ways. This degree regards a review of teaching fundamentals and various pedagogical and musical  expansions, relevant to the 21st century music classroom. Music teachers in this program will have autonomy in elective course work, including the option to continue private instrumental/vocal study. Fundamental to this degree is the practicum experience, which regards five semesters of teaching observation in the field and strategic reflection. This degree is ideal for those currently teaching full time, who wish to learn at their own pace in largely asynchronous and synchronous online learning environments. 

Delivery Type: 100% online with optional on-campus electives

Credit required/Time to completion: 32 credits / about 18 months

Cost of degree: Tuition rates

Projected National Average Salary: $61,800

Projected National Job Growth: 6.2% nationwide

Career opportunities: Music educator, ensemble directors, and more.

Who should apply: Practicing K-12 teachers who seek to Both refresh and expand upon their pedagogies and musicianship.

Who is hiring OU grads: All school districts in Michigan and across the United States. Oakland University, Teach for America, University of Michigan and more.

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*Data was last reviewed in February 2024. Projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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