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.


Start Date:

12/21/22
1/17/23

Program Overview

Explore the 100% online Master of Music in Music Education

Lamar Online Degree Tuition Cost
$9,735*
Total Program Cost
Lamar Program Duration
12 months
Program Duration
Degree Credit Hours Required
30
Credit Hours

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.


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.

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Tuition

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.

$9,735 Total program cost. Price includes distance learning fee.

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.

Financial Aid

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.

Calendar

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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.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Apply by:12/21/22
Start Class:1/17/23

8 week courses Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Fall 2 10/19/2022 09/28/2022 10/05/2022 10/10/2022 12/06/2022
Spring I 01/17/2023 12/21/2022 01/03/2023 01/09/2023 03/07/2023
Spring II 03/08/2023 02/15/2023 02/22/2023 02/27/2023 05/02/2023

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Admissions

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

Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.

Bachelor's Degree

Undergraduate music degree from an accredited university.

2.75 GPA

No GRE required with a 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.

Send all required documents to:

Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710

OR

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.

Courses

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. 

MUED 5360: Advanced Choral Conducting and two online courses cross-listed with Vocology may be substituted for any three of the following courses: MUED 5321, MUED 5330, MUED 5331, MUED 5332.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course leads students in learning how to read and understand research articles, acquaints them with various genres of research in music education, and provides opportunities to design and execute a research study.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Traditional and contemporary approaches to the visual and aural analyses of music from all periods.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An in-depth inquiry into the music and lives of J.S. Bach and Beethoven with the goal of understanding their oeuvre and importance to the history of music. Additional insights into the music of the Baroque and Classical Eras.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The historical, philosophical and psychological bases of music education.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Development of technical facility in conducting choral music, with emphasis on complex interpretive elements and problems of the choral conductor.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Research problems of special interest to students whose major emphasis is on the graduate field of music. Research paper required.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is a study of the history and development of music education in the United States from the earliest roots in antiquity through the present day, with consideration for application to current teaching practice.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A survey of the aesthetics, styles, and practices of popular music during the twentieth century. Styles considered include bands, ragtime, jazz, rock, and others.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The analysis and writing of music based on twentieth century harmonic techniques and devices.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will examine several current approaches to teaching music including those of Orff, Kodaly, Delacroze, Suzuki, Gordon and Comprehensive Musicianship and the Manhattanville Music Curriculum Project. Students will research their philosophies, practices and goals and objectives and develop applications to their own teaching situations.

*Price includes distance learning fee.

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