Music Education

Master of Education

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The MEd in Music Education degree offers a concentration in Instrumental Music Education and offers instrumental music educators an opportunity to address musical and academic issues pertaining to their multi-faceted responsibilities as band directors in the public schools.
In addition to the core education component, students will be afforded flexibility in enhancing their professional development through their involvement with those topic areas that are based upon their professional interests, those that build upon their undergraduate training, or those that may reflect changes in music teaching methodologies since they last undertook formal study.The program of study contains a core component of classes which are required of every master’s student. A choice of either a graduate practicum, individual research, or thesis provides a capstone experience at the end of your program. You can expect to complete your degree in two years and spend much of that time in the beautiful facilities of the Silver Center for the Arts.
As a student in Plymouth State’s music education graduate program, you may also be interested in the New England Band Directors Institute and the All New England Choral Festival, programs which are integral to your graduate education.
Students will complete the 33 credit master’s degree program with the following requirements.

Master’s Core Component – 12 credits

Specialization Component – 15 credits

Capstone Experience – 6 credits

Total for MEd in Music Education, Instrumental Music Education Concentration – 33 credits

Admissions requirements for the MEd in Music Education, Instrumental Music requires the following materials to be submitted through our online application

  • 3.0 or better in undergraduate coursework
  • Official transcripts from any/all college level work
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of interest
  • NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)
  • $75 application fee

Summer 2018 Registration – Opens April 16
Fall 2018 Registration – Opens April 16

Did you know PSU allows you to take up to 12 credits of graduate coursework before applying to most programs? So whether you are admitted to a program or just want to try a class, you can get started today!

Search for classes – the Office of the Registrar handles the course registration process – more information is available by visiting their website where you can check out the current course schedule by clicking on the “Course Offerings” tab, and using the first “Class Schedule Search” option. Simply select the current term from the drop down menu which will then allow you to search for classes in a variety of ways.

Register Online – Registration can be completed online through the myPlymouth portal if you are a current/active student or have been admitted to a graduate program. Be sure to have your user name, password, and the course number and title handy. At the end of the registration process you will be notified of your billing due date. Specific instructions for completing the online registration can be found on the Registrar’s website under the “How to Register” tab.

New to PSU? If you are taking your first graduate class at PSU and have not been admitted to a graduate program, you will need to complete the paper registration form which can be found under the “Registration Forms” tab. Completed forms should be submitted directly to the Office of the Registrar via email to or faxed to 603-535-2724.

Graduate Tuition Rates – Tuition for graduate coursework is calculated on a per credit rate based on residency status. Click here to see the current tuition costs.

ME Course Offerings 2018
This course planning matrix shows a tentative schedule of when Music Education classes will be offered. Please note this is subject to change.