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Master of Music in Music Education

The Music Masters program at EKU is designed to be flexible. Students can pursue a traditional in-person path in conducting and performance, a 100% online, asynchronous path education degree for in-service teachers, or a flexible hybrid performance or conducting path to further your skills while still teaching. Contact us to find the path for you!

The Masters of Music Education is designed for in-service educators to achieve deeper and new knowledge into the pedagogy, philosophy, and application of music teaching. This degree leads to rank change and pay increase, but is not designed for initial licensure (see the Masters of Arts in Teaching degree).

Designed for Teachers

  • 100% online, asynchronous
  • 1 course each fall and spring semester
  • 3 courses each summer
  • 10 courses total
  • Degree completion in 2 years
  • Expert faculty with P-12 experience
  • Free textbooks
  • Customizable to your interest, area, and level
  • Relevant coursework: Pedagogy, music literature, technology, assessment, behavior modification, philosophy, research, theory, and musicology.

Corporate Partnerships

EKU has corporate partnerships with about half of Kentucky school districts. This program provides in-service teachers reduced tuition of $350 / credit hour. This is reduced from $583 / credit hour standard resident graduate tuition. To check if your district has a partnership with EKU, contact your local supervisor or visit the Corporate Partners website.

Music Core

MUS 873 Music in Society 3
MUS 898 Research in Music 3
MUS 887 Analytical Techniques 3
MUS 896 / 7 / 9* Project, Recital or Thesis 3


Music Education

MUE 810 Music Technology Teaching Methods 3
MUS 802 Assessment in Music 3
MUS 803 Teaching and Discipline 3


Customize Your Degree

Choose MUS 878 Foundations of Music 3
MUS 885 Psychology of Music
Choose MUS 756 Choral Music Literature 3
MUS 757 Symphonic and Band Music Literature
Choose MUE 779 Ensemble Music Pedagogy 3
EME 878 P-8 Music Pedagogy

Course Sequence



Analytical Techniques

– OR –

Orchestra and Band Literature

Research in Music
Summer I 2025

Ensemble Music Pedagogy

– OR –

P-8 Classroom Music Pedagogy

Summer II 2025

Psychology of Music

– OR –

Special Project

Teaching and Discipline



Analytical Techniques

– OR –

Choral Literature

Music in Society
Summer I 2026 Music Technology Pedagogy Summer II 2026

Foundations of Music

– OR –

Special Project

Assessment in Music

School of Music

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Foster 101
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-3266

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