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


MUED 65400

Portfolio and Presentation I


MUED 65500

Portfolio and Presentation II


MUED 68000

Psychology of Music Teaching


MUED 68200

Seminar in Music Education


MUED 54000

Materials and Rehearsal Techniques for the Public School Wind Band (to be taken by wind and percussion majors) or

MUED 54100

Choral Rehearsal and Vocal Techniques (to be taken by vocal and piano majors) or

MUED 54200

Materials and Rehearsal Techniques for the School Orchestra (to be taken by string majors)


MUED 59xxx or 69xxx

Electives in music education (MUED 59000-59999 or 690000-699999)


MUTH 65200

Bibliography and Research in Music


PFMJ 6xxxx

Performance (major instrument)


PFMJ 6xxxx

Performance (minor instrument or ensemble)


MUxx xxxxx

Electives in music theory, music history and literature, music education, performance and ensemble, or general studies selected in conference with major adviser

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.




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