Programs - Music Education

Music Education Master's

 

An outstanding music and music education curriculum combined with unrivaled facilities in music technology and multimedia applications prepare graduates to be innovative leaders in music education.

Our music education students participate in a variety of performing ensembles and chamber groups directed by superb New York artists. They study privately with New York’s finest performers. Required courses include elementary and secondary teaching methods, music education “foundations” (e.g., the philosophy and psychology of music teaching) and music technology. Elective courses include studies in the liberal arts, general education, jazz studies, music theater, dance education, theater education and so on.

In addition, we provide students with continuous “theory-and-practice” experiences through peer-teaching, supervised field observations and practice-teaching internships in a variety of school and community music situations. Music Education at NYU offers a unique set of circumstances: a diverse community of artists, scholars and students; a faculty of dedicated and supportive teachers; a cutting-edge curriculum; an university with unparalleled opportunities for artistic, intellectual, cultural and personal growth – all of this in the legendary community of Greenwich Village, New York. 

M.A., Teaching Music, All Grades: For music graduates seeking initial teacher certification for grades kindergarten through 12, with no prior teaching experience. Leads to eligibility for New York State certification as a teacher of music, K-12. 43 credits.

M.A., Teachers of Music, All Grades: For the certified music educator holding provisional teacher certification only, who wishes to enrich and expand musical and pedagogical skills and practice. Completion of the program leads to permanent certification in New York State. 36 credits.

Advanced Certificate, Music Education: For certified teachers who wish to teach music in higher education settings or to prepare for doctoral study. For more information regarding our Advanced Certificate Program, designed specificially for masters degree holders, please click here.

Advanced Certificate (30 pts)

AREA OF CONCENTRATION

MPAPE-GE 2356

Private Lessons 6-9 pts.

MPAxx-GE 2034

Chamber Music 6-9 pts.

EDUCATION-RELATED COURSES (Select two for a total 6 points)

MPAME-GE 2139

Basic Concepts in Music Education

 

Reference and Research in Music Education

MPAME-GE 2035

Technological Trends in Music Education

MPAME-GE 2056

Problems in Music Educ: Computer Assisted Instruction

MPAME-GE 2061

Psychology of Music Education

ELECTIVES BY ADVISEMENT 3-9 pts.

TERMINAL EXPERIENCE

MPATC-GE 2026

Colloquy in Music 3 pts.