Music Education (MM)

This program is designed for those wishing to earn a Master of Music in Music Education. Develop leadership skills as an accomplished teacher, enhance your teaching credentials, advance your pay scale, gain access to current educational trends and issues and broaden your perspectives on music education.

Learn about School of Music graduate admissions/auditions requirements.

Please note: Students interested in earning the MM degree are required to take the Departmental Diagnostic Examination. The purpose of this examination is to identify your strengths and weaknesses in music history and music theory. The diagnostic examination is used as a formative assessment to help guide your course of study. It is not used as a criteria for admissions decisions.

Convenient course delivery

Courses in this program are offered via interactive video conferencing methods (including Adobe Connect) Monday evenings during fall and spring semesters. Summers may include additional video conferencing sessions. Some coursework is offered online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. While most students encounter very few technical difficulties with our online courses, our team of support specialists is available to assist you as needed.

What students are saying

"If you are considering any master's program in music, you should consider UNI. The reputation of the program is well respected and extremely valuable." -Jessica Hemann, Elementary Music, Albia Community School District, 2014 Music Education program graduate

"I appreciate that all courses for this program have been offered online. At first I was skeptical about being able to be fully immersed into the classes and interact with others. However, all instructors have been able to use Adobe Connect and other technology to emulate a live classroom. Not a single element of the classroom is lost due to the class being taught online." - 2013 Music Education cohort member

"This is a great way to get your masters while continuing to teach. I think the program is organized in a way that is challenging, but accessible for educators...prospective students will find several classes that will be interesting and relevant to what they do every day. -Paul Tallman, Ames Elementary Band Director, 2011 Music Education program graduate

"I truly am a better music teacher because of the Masters program at UNI." -Mindy DeVries, General Music at East Elementary, Ballard Community School District, 2009 Music Education program graduate