Master of Music Education (MME)
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)
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.
- ME 502: Music Business (2)
- ME 503: Early Childhood Music Education (3)
- ME 610: Writing & Arranging for School Ensembles (2)
- ME 611: Music Curriculum (3)
- ME 612: Principles & History of Music Education (3)
- ME 613: Foundational Approaches in Music Education (2)
- ME 614: Psychology of Music (3)
- ME 615: Pedagogy Seminar (3)
- ME 691: Testing & Research in Music Education (3)
- ME 695: Graduate Seminar in Music Education (3)
Music History Elective
(Choose 3 credits)
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.
Without a doubt, the training I received and the skills I developed in my graduate studies uniquely prepared me for a career that I still enjoy today—running a large commercial music studio in beautiful Upstate South Carolina.
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