Music education (MEd)

This degree is a master of education in learning, teaching and curriculum with an emphasis in music education with certification.

This degree is part of the Music Education Program housed in the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum.

The MEd in music education offers you an opportunity to advance your career, knowledge and skills in music education, regardless of level or specialization. This program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

This MEd with certification is only offered on campus. It is designed to allow non-certified students to pursue a degree that leads to certification to teach music education. Visit our certification page to learn more information about this process.

Degree Requirements

To receive a MEd in music education, you must complete 32 credit hours.  At least 16 hours must be taken in education/music education, and 16 must be 8000-level courses or above.

Visit Mizzou’s course catalog to view a sample plan of study.


Admission Requirements

You must meet two sets of minimum qualifications in order to be considered for admission:

A committee of faculty members reviews your application’s credentials. You are not guaranteed admission even if you meet the minimum qualifications.

How to Apply

In addition to completing the Graduate Studies application, you must submit the following materials to the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum:

  • Unofficial transcript
  • Personal Data Sheet
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores (international students only)