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Master of Music Education

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College of Arts and Sciences





Degrees Available at SIUE

  • Master of Music Education
  • Master of Music Performance
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Piano Pedagogy and Vocal Pedagogy

Master of Music Education

With a Master of Music Education individuals can gain higher status in teaching positions. With that comes greater responsibilities, expanded educational goals and higher salaries. It allows music teachers to progress from initial to professional licensure. A Master of Music Education also lays the foundation for pursuit of a doctoral degree in music.

Master of Music Education at SIUE

The department’s Master of Music Education curriculum is designed to provide advanced preparation for professional work as a teacher. The program enables students to grow in knowledge, improve their own musicianship and develop outstanding teaching skills that can be applied immediately in the classroom.

The department’s distinguished faculty members work with graduate students to create a learning environment that fits students’ career goals. Ample opportunities exist for graduate assistantships. To accommodate students, the department offers most courses in the evenings and the summer.

SIUE’s music programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Career Outlook

A master’s degree in music education is uniquely suited for careers in post secondary education. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), demand for professors is high in educational and musical disciplines where career opportunities can be more lucrative than teaching the master’s degree program itself. In addition to teaching, music education graduates find work as music historians, music directors, performers and composers.

SIUE’s Career Development Center maintains strong connections with regional and national education associations to help students explore employment options upon graduation.

Contact Information
Dr. Andrew Greenwood
Graduate Program Director
Department of Music
College of Arts and Sciences
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(618) 650‑2026

Music Education

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College of Arts and Sciences
Student Services
(618) 650‑3900

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