Music Education

Master of Education

DescriptionDegree RequirementsAdmissions Requirements
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.

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