The Master of Music Education program is Designed for certified, practicing K-12 music educators who wish expand their knowledge of the field and improve their musicianship and leadership skills.
The Master of Music Education program will enable certified, practicing K-12 educators to expand their knowledge of the field and improve their musicianship and leadership skills.
About the Master's in Music Education at Lindenwood University
Courses include Research Methods, Research and Scholastic Writing, Foundations of Music Education, Contemporary Issues in Music Education, Curriculum Analysis and Design, Analysis of Teaching and Learning Behavior, Leadership in K-12 Music Programs, Conducting and Literature, and Arranging. They will be presented in an online format.
As a graduate students in the School of Arts, Media, and Communications, you may take only one tutorial or independent study course and may enroll in a maximum of nine graduate credit hours per semester. You may not receive graduate credit for any course designated as a dually-enrolled course if you received credit for the undergraduate version of that course.
You will be allowed to complete a Thesis or a Non-Thesis/Applied Project option for graduation. You can find more information about these options on the Lindenwood Graduate Catalog.
Admission to the Masters in Music Education Program
Your application will be initially reviewed by the director of graduate admissions. Once you are admitted to Lindenwood, you should provide the additional required materials to the director of graduate programs and the graduate program manager for an interview.
In addition to the requirements of all graduate students, applicants to the School of Arts, Media, and Communications should complete and/or submit the following:
• Transcripts demonstrating completion of undergraduate degree in related field with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in all major coursework.
• The official results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) if GPA is below 3.0.
• Three letters of recommendation submitted through school portal.
• 1,000-word statement of purpose describing applicant’s goals.
• Specific deliverables depending on area of study, such as a writing sample and/or portfolio of work, brought to on-campus interview.
Music Faculty at Lindenwood University
Music Faculty at Lindenwood are experienced educators and musicians, easily accessible for students, knowledgeable in their fields, and willing to pass on their knowledge and experience to you.
What can I do with a Master of Music Education Degree?
The market for teachers will grow by 6 percent over the next seven years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. High school teachers earn an average of $57,200 a year. Earning your Master of Music Education degree adds to your marketability as a teacher/instructor.