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

Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1

Summer: Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15

Fall: Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15

Non Teacher Certification

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 certification.

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University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.