Music education

Master of music University of Missouri
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Overview

This program is designed for general music, choral or instrumental music educators with any level of experience that are looking for professional development and career advancement. Further your practice and your career, while exploring the latest methods of research and pedagogy with leading faculty. Develop your knowledge and skill in ways that empower you to inspire your students.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of music with emphasis in music education

Campus

University of Missouri

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

College of Arts & Sciences | School of Music

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours

32

Estimated cost

$14,513.60

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

This degree has potential benefits for

  • Elementary general music teachers
  • Middle and high school band and choral directors
  • Private music instructors
  • Music directors
Burning Glass Technologies. 2020. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations. A sample of selected occupations: Music Teacher Education, Music Pedagogy, Conducting and Music History, Literature and Theory.
12%
Employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2020. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations. A sample of selected occupations: Music Teacher Education, Music Pedagogy, Conducting and Music History, Literature and Theory.
$44,184
Average salary

Program structure

The online master of music with an emphasis in music education is 100 percent online: no campus visits required. Students with full-time jobs typically take one or two classes each semester, including summers, and finish the program in about three years.

Course work covers

  • Music education (15 credits)
  • Teaching practicums (4 credits)
  • Music theory and history (9 credits)
  • Research-to-practice capstone (4 credits)

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

3 years

Typical course load

1 or 2 classes per semester

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The University is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Our faculty

Brandon A Boyd
Brandon A. Boyd, PhD
Assistant Professor, Choral Music Education/Choral Conducting
Windy L Sims
Wendy L. Sims, PhD
Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor & Director of Music Education
Brian A Silvey
Brian A. Silvey, PhD
Associate Professor of Music, Director of Bands

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the School of Music