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Music Education (M.A.)

Teaching Music Students

Residential Program

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The Master of Arts in Music Education is a 39-hour program that prepares students to teach music effectively in both primary and secondary schools, as well as at the collegiate level.

The M.A. in Music Education provides the following:

  • The opportunity for professional music educators to further their studies while continuing their careers
  • The advantage of an advanced degree when entering the job market
  • A broad understanding of music education, including historical and contemporary musical theories, philosophical and methodological approaches, strategies for curricular design, and research methods
  • The skills to meet market demands and the expectations of school administrators by equipping students through innovative training
  • A quality, Christ-centered curriculum that lays the foundation to become leaders in the education community
  • Residential & Online Formats
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Academic Information

Specializations


Conducting

Degree Completion Plan

Courses You Could Take

  • Foundations of Music Education: MUSC 510
  • Graduate Conducting: MUSC 515
  • Advanced Graduate Conducting: MUSC 516
  • Analytical Techniques: MUSC 524
  • Applied Music: MUSC 550
  • History & Philosophy of Music Education in America: MUSC 640
  • Principles of Curricula & Pedagogy for Music Education: MUSC 670

Music Studies

Degree Completion Plan

Courses You Could Take

  • Foundations of Music Education: MUSC 510
  • Graduate Conducting: MUSC 515
  • Analytical Techniques: MUSC 524
  • Advanced Contemporary Arranging Techniques: MUSC 525
  • Principles of Music Technology: MUSC 630
  • History & Philosophy of Music Education in America: MUSC 640
  • Principles of Curricula & Pedagogy for Music Education: MUSC 670

Performance

Degree Completion Plan

Courses You Could Take

  • Foundations of Music Education: MUSC 510
  • Analytical Techniques: MUSC 524
  • Applied Music: MUSC 550
  • Graduate Ensemble: MUSC 589
  • Performance Pedagogy & Literature: MUSC 660
  • History & Philosophy of Music Education in America: MUSC 640
  • Principles of Curricula & Pedagogy for Music Education: MUSC 670

Program of Study

Visit Liberty's Registrar page for a Complete List of Degree Completion Plans


Career Opportunities

  • Collegiate-level music educator
  • Professional music education consultant
  • Director of community music arts program
  • Music education supervisor
  • School music administrator
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