Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 years
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Become a leader in the field of music education.
The University of North Texas has one of the most highly acclaimed music education programs in the United States. Our Master of Music Education degree provides students with the teaching, administrative and leadership skills needed for success in a variety of educational settings.

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Why earn a degree in Music Education

In the Division of Music Education at the University of North Texas, we're dedicated to developing strong leaders in music education.

You can select either a teaching emphasis or a research emphasis. The teaching emphasis is for school music teachers wanting to advance their knowledge in the practice and theory of music instruction. The research emphasis is recommended for those who might want to teach music in higher education or pursue a Ph.D. at a later time. Both tracks require passing a comprehensive exam consisting of a thesis or the defense of a project practicum, depending on the track.

Marketable Skills
  • Research methods
  • Connect theory with professional practice
  • Advanced oral and written communication
  • Integration/facilitation of music education research
  • Pedagogical practices

Music Education Master's Highlights

Our faculty members remain current on trends through various research projects that cover a wide range of topics, including, but are not limited to: Choral music education; Community music; Social Justice initiatives; Instrumental instruction; and Sociological context.
The College of Music is one of the nation's most comprehensive music schools and is recognized internationally for its artistic and academic excellence.
Our prestigious faculty have also published many articles in peer-reviewed journals and written or contributed to textbooks and conducted presentations at regional, national and international conferences.
The college is vital to the region's arts community, presenting more than 1,000 formal and informal concerts annually.
Our facilities include more than 300 practice rooms, seven performance halls, numerous classrooms and rehearsal rooms, and computer labs.
This program features a new summers-only option designed to allow working teachers to obtain a master’s degree in three summers.

What Can You Do With A Degree in Music Education?

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Music Education Master's Courses You Could Take

Applied Research in Music Education (3 hrs)
Theories, techniques and procedures for conducting and understanding research related to human musical behaviors.
Teaching Music in Urban/Rural Settings (3 hrs)
Examination of critical issues in teaching music to students in rural and urban settings with an emphasis on culturally-relevant pedagogy.
Music in Special Education (3 hrs)
Examination of issues and pedagogical techniques related to teaching music to students with mental and physical disabilities within P-12 classrooms.
Pedagogy in Practice (3 hrs)
Music teaching skills and characteristics of effective teachers; critique teacher practices and abilities.
Psychology of Music (3 hrs)
Physical factors that constitute musical sound and how these factors are perceived; methods and techniques for measuring musicality in individuals; psychology of learning as applied to music and musical behavior.
Current Issues in Music Education (3 hrs)
Survey of current topics in education and music education. Current issues and trends are connected to the core knowledge of major events in music education.

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