Transform Your Career as a Music Educator

Grow as a musician and enhance your impact as a 21-century music educator in Westminster’s graduate program in music education. You’ll prepare to serve as an advocate for music in schools by learning how to design programs that meet national standards and integrate music into the curriculum as a means to promote critical thinking, acting and feeling in the music classroom.

The Master of Music in Music Education is for students who hold an undergraduate degree in music education and a teaching certificate.
 

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Course Requirements

Our 41 credit graduate curriculum includes coursework that covers the history and philosophy of music education, curriculum development and evaluation, psychology for music teachers and an internship in music education. Areas of emphasis include performance or composition.

How to Apply

View requirements, application deadlines and steps to apply.

Achieve Success in a Career in Music

Westminster has demonstrated success in placing graduates in positions in public and private schools worldwide. With guidance from expert faculty, alongside experiential learning opportunities, our program provides the knowledge and skills for graduates to enter related careers.

Common Careers

  • Choral program director
  • Music classroom teacher
  • Researcher
  • School administration
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I had the opportunity to work with some of the most outstanding choral and orchestral musicians in the world. Having these experiences shaped my musicianship and informs and improves my teaching every day. My students have received numerous choral accolades and I am convinced that my time at Westminster made that possible."
Zachary Beeksma, MM '15
Director of Choirs and Chair of Art and Music at Nathan Hale High School, West Allis, WI

Contact

Music Education, M.M.

Janet Cape, D.M.A.

Chair, Music Education Department; Associate Professor of Music Education

Music Education

Omega 201

jcape [at] rider.edu

609-921-7100 x8240

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