New York University

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Graduate programs in Music Education


70 Washington Square South

New York City, NY 10012

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Adv. Cert.-Music Education, M.A.-Teachers of Music, All Grades,

Format: Campus

Program Description:

NYU Steinhardt’s graduate programs in Music Education prepare exceptionally able and knowledgeable artist-teachers for careers in school, community, and private settings. Our corps of outstanding professors, instructors, and supervising teachers is dedicated to facilitating students’ personal and professional growth and to preparing astute, effective, ethical, savvy, compassionate, articulate, and creative music educators. The curriculum provides a rich range of formal and informal learning opportunities that take full advantage of our unique locations in New York City, the cultural capital of the world, and in a department of exceptional artistic and intellectual diversity at a renowned research university.

We offer three M.A. programs: (1) Teachers of Music, All Grades (48 credits) for those seeking initial teacher certification; (2) Teachers of Music, All Grades (36 credits) for teachers seeking professional teacher certification; and (3) Music in Higher Education for College and University Faculty (36 credits).

Students complete student teaching experiences in public schools and arts venues; attend master classes with today's leading performers and teachers in New York City; and perform in ensembles that prepare them in repertoire that includes traditional classical to modern to the most cutting-edge electronic new music styles while also encompassing popular styles. A summer Kodaly certification workshop is offered. Doctoral students acquire a thorough grounding in significant historical and current issues as well as new, developing paradigms in music education. The Ph.D. program concentrates on research and theoretical development; the Ed.D. program focuses on action research and the implementation of existing theories. We provide access to leaders in educational theory and applied research and offer promising scholars a broad array of forums, seminars, and workshops as well as research facilities and technologies.


New York University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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