Master’s in Music Education, MME
Amplify Musical Potential
Improve your music and leadership skills with the online Master of Music Education degree program from Lindenwood University. This program allows current K–12 music educators and other music instructors to build on their knowledge and improve their instructional skills.
Pursue your master’s in music online at Lindenwood and explore key topics such as research methods, contemporary issues, and conducting. The program’s faculty consists of experienced musicians and educators.
To complete the online master’s music degree, you will have the option for an applied project or a thesis. The applied project option lets you use your skills in a professional setting, which adds hands-on experience to your online music education degree. The thesis requires that you write a relevant piece of scholarship, applying what you learned in the online music education master’s program as you investigate an area of the field.
The online Master’s in Music Education program does not lead to teaching licensure.
Program at a Glance
Cost per Credit
Your online Master’s in Music Education coursework can help you build from a passion for music to a musical proficiency in your students. The Online Master’s Music degree can equip you to engage music students in the essentials of music theory and practice, including the following:
- Analysis of Teaching and Learning Behavior
- Foundations in Music Education
- Leadership in K-12 Music Programs
Graduates can transfer their expertise within the fields of music and education to elementary and secondary education roles teaching music. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), high school teachers earn a median annual salary of $61,820. Kindergarten and elementary teachers can earn up to $61,350 annually.
For admission to your program, you will need to complete your online application and submit the following documents:
- Online application
- Letter of intent/personal statement, including a personal statement regarding your interest in the program and career goals
- Official undergraduate transcript(s) as well as official transcript(s) from any graduate school(s) attended
- 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) may be required if GPA is below 3.0.
- Contact information for three academic and/or professional references.
- 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.
The cost per credit hour for this program is $551. Besides affordable tuition, we offer a generous transfer policy of up to 90 credits toward your degree completion to further offset tuition costs, saving you time and money on your education!
Frequently Asked Questions
A Master’s in Music Education is a graduate-level degree that can prepare you for teaching music in a number of K-12 settings.
You can pursue a number of roles in music education with your Master’s of Arts in Music Education.
Why Choose Lindenwood University Online?
Since 1832, Lindenwood University has served students worldwide with affordable, high-quality academic programs providing real experience and real success. After nearly 200 years of academic excellence, Lindenwood is committed to a set of core values, including integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and community.
We evolve our online degree programs to reflect the latest in academic research and innovation and to meet the top standards of higher education.
We are committed to offering our students studying online low tuition rates on top of multiple ways to save on your education.
Our programs align curriculum to industry realities from experienced instructors who share real-world insights.
We employ experts who are dedicated to helping our students with financial aid planning, enrollment counseling, tutoring services, and more.
We are committed to helping you succeed.
Throughout each step of your online degree program, you will receive support. From enrollment and tuition planning to staying on the right track, your support team is there to ensure your success.