Music Education Studies, EdM

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 student. 

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Why Music Education Studies at UB?

As a student in this program you will learn:

  • current ideas in assessment that set direction for the teaching profession
  • curriculum development patterns to address contemporary demands
  • Music Learning Theory
  • psychology of learning as an overarching framework for active music making
  • research and policy that assist in informed advocacy
  • strategies for making the most of students’ valuable music time

Program Overview

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
Career opportunities
  • Conductors and composers
  • Instructor in a college setting
  • Music teachers
  • Researchers and authors
Application deadline Priority Deadlines
Spring: Nov. 1, then rolling until Jan. 10
Summer: Feb. 1, then rolling until May 10
Fall: Feb. 1, then rolling until Aug. 10

Questions about the program?

Beth Etopio

Program Director of Music Education

Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Learning and Instruction
375 Baldy Hall


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Graduate School of Education
366 Baldy Hall, North Campus