This program is for students who have majored in music and wish to earn a master’s degree with a focus on music and a strong focus on how individuals learn, perform and appreciate music.
The Nazareth College Department of Music is moving to meet the changes that are being encountered in the areas of technology, subject information, and learning. Music Education students must be involved in knowing and maintaining a pre-existing fixed body of knowledge to preserve while continuing to incorporate new ideas and knowledge into the discipline. The curriculum of the Music Education Program is designed to offer students advanced instruction in curriculum, pedagogy, musicianship, research methods, and various topics in both music and music education. Additionally, the program addresses the needs of the music educator by providing an opportunity for personal growth in musicianship through courses in music history, music theory, and applied music study.
Note - a number of courses are offered in “hybrid format” (some in-class sessions with the remainder of the course on-line), to better accommodate the schedules of our graduate students.
Program leads to: Initial and Professional certification in Music Education
The Teacher Education program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). This accreditation includes all Master of Science in Education degree programs.
International Student Requirements:
Submission of a World Education Services (WES) evaluation of the Bachelors degree equivalency, Declaration of Finances form, Bank Affidavit, and TOEFL score.