Master of Music in Music Education

Program Information

Give students the gift of music with the online Master of Music in Music Education from Campbellsville University. This fully online degree program helps students acquire the skills they need to offer music training in a number of settings. With a curriculum designed to empower educators, courses explore advanced teaching theories, music education strategies and specialized instruction. Students will learn the communicative nature of music in courses designed by experienced music and education faculty members focused on real-world learning.

In the online classroom, students experience the flexibility of studying when and where they want, in an environment designed to mirror the collaborative setting of a traditional classroom. This program is also certified by the National Association of Schools of Music and does not require an education training certificate.

Course Offerings

This program includes 32 credit hours of study. Although the completion time will vary, the program can be completed in two years.

Core Requirements (10 credit hours, 2 credit hours each)
MUS 502 – Analytical Techniques I
MUS 544 – Methods of Research
MUS 602 – Analytical Techniques II

Choose two from the following list (4 credit hours, 2 credit hours each)
MUS 516 – Medieval Music
MUS 517 – Renaissance Music
MUS 519 – Baroque Music
MUS 520 – Classical Music
MUS 521 – Music in the 19th Century
MUS 522 – Music since 1900

Emphasis (22 credit hours)
MUS 508 – Music Technology (3)
MUS 509 – Music Entrepreneurship (1)
MUS 573 – Foundations Music Education (3)
MUS 574 – Music Teaching & Learning: Global Perspectives (3)
MUS 640 – Psychology of Music (3)
MUS 649 – Contemporary Issues in Music Education (3)

Choose one track (6 credit hours, 3 credit hours each)
Thesis track
MUS 641 – Master’s Thesis I
MUS 642 – Master’s Thesis II

Capstone project track
MUS 673 – Capstone Project I
MUS 674 – Capstone Project II

Course details are based on information available at the time of publication. Specific program requirements are subject to change.

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Real-World Preparation

Through our online music education program, you will develop the skills and tools needed to teach music in several settings. There are a number of benefits students receive from the quality instruction Campbellsville University offers, including:

  • Grasp of advanced education theories, ideas and concepts that work in music education classrooms
  • An understanding of how to connect students with music through various methods
  • A knowledge base of trends that are changing education, especially technology
  • Instruction from faculty members with real-world education experience
  • A dedicated staff who offers educational and technical support

How to Apply

The Campbellsville University admissions program is simple and straightforward. Follow these steps to begin your journey:

  1. Submit an application.
  2. Two letters of recommendation including one from an individual who can speak to the applicant’s academic and/or professional capabilities or potential.
  3. Official college transcript (containing a complete record of all courses attempted) confirming a minimum 2.75 GPA.
  4. Bachelor’s degree in music or permission from the Graduate Music Admissions Committee (do not need to have a music education teaching certificate).
  5. Submission of essay discussing the applicant’s interest in and commitment to graduate study.

Advance your career in music education with the skills and tools employers are looking for. Request more information today.

This program is also available on campus in a traditional format. Learn more about Campbellsville University’s traditional Master of Music in Music Education program.

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