Master of Music in Music Education Online
Build on your passion for inspiring future musicians and amplify your career as a culturally responsive leader in music education. This degree program is designed to strengthen your ability to develop and apply sound teaching strategies in diverse settings.
Explore the 100% online Master of Music in Music Education
In the Master of Music in Music Education online degree program, you will gain the rigorous advancement in musicianship and educational leadership you need to grow your impact on student success in a broad range of learning environments. Expand your scope of influence as a music teacher, band director, choir director, department chair or supervisor of school music programs—as well as other educational roles in K-12 public and private schools and beyond.
The curriculum for this online Master of Music program provides a comprehensive study of the historical, philosophical and psychological bases of music pedagogy. Learn from distinguished faculty consisting of researchers, performers and presenters who are recognized internationally for their dedication to the improvement of music education. With no audition and no GRE requirement for admission, this affordable master's in music education online program is flexible and accessible for working professionals.
- Interpret how different curricula evolve through the historical development of music education, the research in principles of learning and its application within the disparate cultural settings of individual schools
- Compare a variety of learning theories and methodologies and their applications to develop diverse teaching strategies
- Evaluate historical and theoretical approaches to classical and popular music to better support their application to music education at modern primary and secondary schools
- Create new approaches to teaching by applying method-based strategies within unique teaching environments
- Music Teacher
- Band Director
- Choir Director
- Orchestra Director
- Department Chair
- Supervisor of School Music Programs
*Distance learning fee is included in the tuition listed
Lamar University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). For more information, contact NASM by mail at 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248; or by phone at 703-437-0700.
Experience the value of our budget-friendly tuition
The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing our online Master of Music in Music Education. Our tuition is affordable and can be paid by the course.
|Program||Per Credit Hour||Per Course||Per Program*|
|M.M. – Music Education||$342||$1,026||$10,262|
*University fees are included in the tuition listed. University fees are able to be covered by Financial Aid if you choose to apply and are qualified.
Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice due to action by the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.
Total program cost depends upon transfer hours and program advisement relevant to program requirements. For more information, contact a Lamar University enrollment specialist.
Ready to get started on your degree program online but need help finding ways to fund your education? We can help you discover student financing sources that include grants, loans and other payment options. Learn more about financial aid here.
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Our Master of Music in Music Education online program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.
|8-Week courses||Program Start Date||Application Deadline||Document Deadline||Payment Due||Last Class Day|
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Follow these steps to being admitted to our online M.M. – Music Education
The Master of Music in Music Education online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.
- Online Application
- Bachelor's Degree
- 2.75 GPA
- Online Application & Fee: Complete online application and pay a one-time application fee of $25
- Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher. Applicants with a GPA below 2.75 in the institutional bachelor's degree will not be admitted.
- All graduate applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in music (either a B.M. or a B.A./B.S. with a major in music) from a nationally-accredited program.
- Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended*
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Waivers of any experience or certification requirements will be initiated by Lamar University Admissions staff as necessary in instances where they may not apply, such as applications from states that do not require certification for licensure.
The Masters in Music Education does not lead to teacher certification in the state of Texas. Coursework leading to certification is currently available only through our undergraduate on-campus curriculum.
Send all required documents to:Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710
Submit electronically to [email protected]
*All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Lamar University Office of Admissions will no longer require community college transcripts for graduate applicants. Official transcripts from all other institutions will be required. However, if a department or program wishes to review a community college transcript for decision purposes, the department or program may directly request the applicant to submit the official community college transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions for processing.
We reserve the right to review individual applicant qualifications for admission. Final determinations for admission are based upon a number of criteria. We reserve the right to refuse student entrance or terminate a student after admission to a program if, in the judgment of the faculty, the student demonstrates unacceptable professional fitness to practice in their particular field of study with children, youth, and/or adults.
See the degree plan for our M.M. – Music Education online program
The Master of Music in Music Education online program consists of 30 credit hours, as outlined in the following degree plan. Courses are offered on a rotational basis and not all courses are offered each session.
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