Requirements for Master of Music in Music Education

This program is designed for students who wish to focus in music education with a concentration in applied music, composition, or choral conducting. The degree is for those who hold an undergraduate degree in music education and a teaching certificate. Students may NOT earn teacher certification in this degree program.

Master of Music in Music Education (35 semester hours)

 Major Area21
ME692History and Philosophy of Music Education *1
Curriculum Development and Evaluation3
Psychology for Music Teachers3
ME791Internship in Music Education *2

Area of Emphasis
Choose one of the following groups

Performance Group
 Voice, Organ, or Piano Primary (3 terms)6 (2 per term)
 Literature elective in primary field3

Composition Group *3

TH645Composition Primary (3 terms)6 (2 per term)


Core 11
Introduction to Musicology3


Symphonic Choir (2 terms)2 (1 per term)

Theory or Music History elective (1 course)

Core elective (1 course) *4
Electives 3


Free electives



  1. Graduates of the Westminster baccalaureate music education program may petition to substitute another graduate course for ME692. The department, if granting approval, will specify acceptable course alternatives.
  2. Those who have had significant teaching experience in American schools may petition to substitute another graduate course for ME791. The department, if granting approval, will specify acceptable course alternatives.
  3. For composition primary students, TH625, Composition Class, may be required if it is felt that class work in composition is needed prior to private study.
  4. The core elective must be a single, 3-credit graduate-level course outside the student’s major area, area of emphasis, and/or area of applied study.
  5. The Master of Music degree with a concentration in Music Education does not lead to New Jersey Teacher Certification. At the graduate level, students interested in certification should apply for admission to the Master of Music Education (M.M.E.) program.
  6. Students in this degree program complete a portfolio review at the end of each year of study.
  7. Following departmental approval, students are required to present a public recital on the primary instrument.

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