Graduate students may pursue the following advanced degrees in Music Education:

 

  • M.Ed. A degree often chosen by the busy professional teacher wishing to become more well informed on aspects of music education. Core courses focus on music education, curriculum, and research methods, and additional courses are selected by the student in consultation with the graduate advisor. No thesis is required.

  • M.A. A degree typically chosen by students interested in pursuing research as well as teaching.  Core courses focus on music education, curriculum, and research methods, and additional courses are selected by the student in consultation with the graduate advisor. A thesis on a topic chosen by the student is required.

  • Ph.D. A degree of varying length depending on the student’s interests, and typically involving at least one year of residence at the university.  Core courses focus on music education, curriculum, and research methods, plus additional courses selected by the student in consultation with the graduate advisor. A dissertation on a topic chosen by the student is required.

For more information, view Graduate Programs in Music Education.

Contacts at the Faculty of Education, Department of Curriculum Studies:

 
IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Admission & Application information
  • A masters degree in Music Education (M.Ed. or M.A.) is usually commenced after at least one year working in the field.
  • A graduate degree in Music Education does not prepare or qualify you for teaching in an elementary or secondary school. Students aspiring to teach in the schools should apply for admission to a B.Ed. program.

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