If you possess substantial music content background, wish to be
a leader in music education, aim to teach music nationally or
internationally, and are not seeking New York State teaching
certification, our music education studies program will provide you
with the tools necessary to achieve your professional goals. Our
graduates integrate digital technologies to enhance music learning,
and value music at the core of the curriculum for every
As a student in this program you will learn:
|Academic credential granted||Master of Education (EdM)
|Credits required for completion||33
|Time to completion||4 to 5 part-time semesters|
|Program delivery||On campus or online
|Application deadline||Preferred deadline of Feb. 1 for fall and Nov. 1 for spring. Rolling admissions after deadline, dependening on availability.
Apply to this program if you have a substantial music content
background (30 hours of content area minimum) and are not
interested in obtaining a recommendation for New York State
teaching certification. Students that complete this program
without certification can teach outside of New York State,
internationally and within schools that do not require
Major Area Required Courses (9 Credits)
Content Electives (12 Credits) (Choose Four)
Education Electives (9 Credits) (Choose
LAI 700: Capstone Event (3 Credits)
Please note: a grade of B- or higher is required for all coursework in the music education studies non teacher certification online program.
Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and an interest in music education at the graduate level.
There are no auditions required for the online music education EdM program.
Submit your completed online application, which includes:
Former/Maiden Name: The Graduate School of Education must be made aware if applicants have ever changed their name. If this is the case, be sure to ask the institution sending your transcripts to indicate your current name and any former or maiden names.
Admissions Decision: The admissions decision will be communicated to you as soon as review is complete. Typically, this takes between 2-4 weeks. The decision is based on a number of factors and is the result of a thorough and deliberate process. All decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
All supporting documents must be uploaded and attached to your online application. This includes unofficial copies of your transcripts and any other documents required for review.
All financial forms and supporting documentation with required signatures must be uploaded with your application, and must be dated within one year of your intended enrollment date.
Associate Professor and Program Director-Music Education
Learning and Instruction
502 Baldy Hall
Phone: (716) 645-4033
Office of Admissions and Student Services