Music Education Master's Degree (Online)

The NSU online Master of Music Education can help you enhance your career, develop your professional skills and fulfill your passion for music.

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About The Program
School of Fine Arts

Music Education Master's Degree (Online)

If you're a choral, instrumental or general music teacher, Northern's Master of Music Education's online format is designed to fit into your busy life. It offers a flexible way to complete your advanced degree in two years while you retain your current job. You'll be stimulated, challenged and ready to move forward in the classroom and your career.

The online program is practice-oriented and covers the essentials of research in music education, music theory, performance practices, conducting, pedagogy and music education management.

  • Learn from recognized leaders: Courses are taught by experienced and highly qualified faculty with years of successful classroom experience
  • Expand your knowledge, develop new skills and excel as a music educator with comprehensive instruction in choral, instrumental and general music




Admission to the Master of Music Education program requirements include the following:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Completed graduate application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • An official transcript
  • $35 application fee

Students may enter the program fall, spring or summer term.


Northern is accredited at the undergraduate and graduate levels by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).


Students will take 30 credits, most online; and spend one week each summer at Northern's beautiful campus (ask about our on-campus housing options). Students will complete two courses each fall, spring and summer term.

Music Education (MME) Course Requirements

Program Success/Outcomes 

Female music educator teaching elementary students

"The MME program... looked accessible while I still taught full time. The online portions allowed me to work on my coursework when I could, and the on-campus portions were conveniently scheduled during the summer.”

-Mallory Scott, NSU Master of Music Education graduate and music specialist at Aberdeen's May Overby Elementary School

Contact Information 

For more information about this online degree, contact Tim Woods or call 605-626-7758.

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