Admission Requirements

While prior teaching experience is not a requirement for entrance into this degree program, individuals considering pursuit of a masters degree in music education should plan on teaching one to three years prior to initial enrollment or before completing the degree. It is the conviction of this faculty that graduate study will be more meaningful to the individual if he or she has first gained experience in the field.

Entrance Requirements:
  • All candidates must have a bachelor's degree in music from a regionally accredited college or university and submit an official transcript with the application. Any graduate courses to be considered for transfer (up to nine credits, a maximum of 6 credits in the core), also require an official transcript sent by the respective colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education.
  • All candidates must submit a current resume and a personal written statement (one page) indicating why they wish to pursue this degree with the application form and required application fee.
  • All candidates must hold and submit a copy of a current Teaching Certificate in Music with the application.
  • All candidates must submit three letters of recommendation with the application, which address the candidate's readiness for graduate study.
  • Graduate admissions are on a rolling basis; action will be taken promptly after all paperwork has been received and evaluated.