Music Education (M.M. or M.S.)

This program offers candidates an opportunity to refine their teaching skills through a program involving teaching, performance, research, contemporary trends, and interaction with leaders in the field of music education. The degree fulfills academic requirements for permanent certification in New York and reciprocity requirements for other states.

Applicants must have completed the requirements for New York State initial or provisional certification, including successful practice teaching in music, or the equivalent requirements for another state. Generally, students entering this degree program have professional music teaching experience. The final oral examination for music education students includes a teaching presentation and submission of a process-product portfolio created during the student’s coursework.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses
MUED 65400Portfolio and Presentation I1
MUED 65500Portfolio and Presentation II1
MUED 68000Psychology of Music Teaching3
MUED 68200Seminar in Music Education3
Select one of the following:2
Materials and Rehearsal Techniques for the Public School Wind Band 1
Choral Rehearsal and Vocal Techniques 2
Materials and Rehearsal Techniques for the School Orchestra 3
Select one of the following:3
MUED 59xxx
Electives in music education (MUED 59000-MUED 59999)
MUED 69xxx
Electives in music education (MUED 69000-MUED 69999)
MUTH 65200Bibliography and Research in Music3
PFMJ 6xxx0Performance (major instrument) Mus Ed3
Select one of the following:2
PFMJ 6xxxxx
Performance (minor instrument)
MUEN 6xxxx
MUxxx xxxxxElectives in music theory, music history and literature, music education, performance and ensemble, or general studies selected in conference with major adviser 49
Total Credits30

To be taken by wind and percussion majors


To be taken by vocal and piano majors


To be taken by string majors


For master of music candidates, all credits must be in the area of music. For master of science candidates, 6 credits must be in the area of general studies.