Requirements for Master of Music Education

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The Master of Music Education (MME) program is designed for licensed music educators who want to improve music teaching and student learning. It includes 12 “focus area” credits that may be used for Choral Emphasis,  Kodály Emphasis with Certification, or General Emphasis. The degree culminates in the preparation of a thesis. The program can be completed part-time through online classes and summer study or over two academic years with some summer study.

Master of Music Education (38 semester hours)

 Major Area


ME692 History and Philosophy of Music Education 3
ME693 Seminar in Music Education 3
ME721 Curriculum Development and Evaluation 3
ME723 Psychology for Music Teachers 3



 Core 13
ME685 Research in Music Education *1 3


Choral Experience (2 summer terms) *2

4 (2 per term)
  Theory or Music History elective (2 courses) 6
 Electives 12


Free electives *3



  1. ME685 prepares students to write the thesis for the course ME650. With permission of the Music Education Department, however, students may substitute MH731, Introduction to Musicology.
  2. Students should plan on at least one full year to complete the thesis after taking a research course.
  3. Students may take the summer Choral Festival to fulfill this requirement. Those who enroll during fall and/or spring semesters may substitute one or two terms of CR509 Symphonic Choir.
  4. Each student will propose 12 credits of electives to be completed as an approved focus area for general music, choral music or Kodály Certification. Electives may include credits earned through the Westminster Continuing Education summer program.