The Master of Music in Music Education provides students with opportunities to deepen their understanding of the historical, philosophical, psychological, and cultural aspects of music education; increase their knowledge and skill in music teaching and learning; and further develop their dispositions as reflective practitioners and mentors. Students will acquire a fundamental knowledge of research techniques and scholarly writing standards, and learn how to apply these to their work as teachers.

School of Music, College of Visual & Performing Arts

Program Distinctions

  • The UNCG School of Music has long been recognized as a top U.S. music institution and has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1938. 
  • UNCG’s MM in Music Education is the oldest in the UNC system and ranked 4th Best Online Master’s in Music Education by
  • The School of Music ranks No. 1 in North Carolina for value by College Factual.

The Student Experience

  • The program is designed to meet the needs of practicing public school teachers wishing to further their education without leaving their classroom, and therefore is a primarily Summer program. Students can complete the program over three summer sessions that are coordinated with the public school schedule. Students will also take one course during a fall or spring semester and enroll for their capstone project in a fall and/or spring semester.
  • Guidance provided for developing a portfolio for National Board Certification (NBPTS) in Music; possible eligibility for North Carolina Advanced Teaching Licensure (M) in Music upon graduation
  • Advanced studies in music education plus conducting, music performance, ethnomusicology, music composition, music history, and/or music theory within an optional summer institute

After Graduation

  • The program is designed for practicing public school teachers wishing to further their education without leaving their classroom.
  • Advanced Licensure in Music (M Licensure) is available upon successful completion of the degree program. To qualify, the candidate must have Initial Licensure and three or more years of teaching experience.

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Program Details

Degree Type: Master’s

College/School: College of Visual & Performing Arts

Program Type: Online

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Tami J. Draves, Ph.D.
Professor of Music Education

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