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Master of Music Education (MME)



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Jan. 13

BJU’s master of music education program combines convenience and flexibility with top-notch academics. Designed for practicing K-12 music teachers, the master of music education program meets you where you are—allowing you to specialize in music education and develop your leadership potential.


BJU’s master of music education program in music education explores many different facets of music education, from historical precedents to music psychology. You’ll take courses in advanced rehearsal techniques and performance literature, and explore pedagogy, curriculum design, program administration and more—all from a distinctly Christian worldview.

Throughout your entire program, you’ll interact with credentialed faculty who are passionate about your success, and they’ll provide you with realistic and constructive insights to help you further develop your skills.

Courses (30 Credits)

Flexible schedule

All courses are online

Designed for the busy professional

100% of our MME courses are available online, so you’ll be able to continue serving where God has led you while you learn and apply new skills. The master of music education is designed to integrate with your current career in music education, tailored to your schedule and interests.

This program requires 30 credits. An undergraduate degree in music education (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for the MME. This program does not lead to state licensure, but you can pursue state licensure through other avenues if this is your goal. 


Each student will be able to

  • Critique influential philosophies and learning theories of music education from a biblical worldview.
  • Apply current research in music education to curriculum and instructional design.
  • Articulate a clear vision for innovative leadership in music education.


Music education faculty members have all earned terminal degrees in their field and average 30 years of teaching experience. Each is active in contributing to the field as a performer, clinician and/or researcher.



MME courses cost $450 per credit.

The total program cost for 30 credits is $13,500.

Financial Aid

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Educator Professional Development Program

Students who are current employees of Christian schools are eligible for a 50% tuition discount.

Future Jobs

The master of music education program at BJU opens the door to many career possibilities including:

  • Teacher (music)
  • Private studio teacher
  • Music business owner
  • College music faculty
  • School music teacher
  • Fine arts administrator

Career Support

BJU’s Career Services office helps both students and alumni through career advising, resume preparation, job-search assistance, recruitment conferences and more.

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