MA In Music Education Online Degree Program
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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
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Jan 18, 2021

Share Your Love of Music with the Next Generation of Musicians with a Music Education Master’s from Liberty

Have you ever wanted to pursue a career that allows you to impact students at all grade levels using a subject you are passionate about? Do you enjoy sharing your love of music and seeing that excitement spread to others? You should consider a master’s degree in music education from Liberty University.

Gain the skills you need for an exciting career where you work as a collegiate music educator, a professional music education consultant, a music school administrator, or even the director of a community music arts program. Open the door to new opportunities in the world of music education, and learn how to make a life-changing impact on tomorrow’s music students.

Earn your M.A. in Music Education and be prepared to meet market demands and employer expectations. We provide innovative teaching, so you can provide the same caliber to your future pupils! Most importantly, earning a degree from one of the largest music schools in the nation, a school known for its strong Christian ethics, will make you stand out in this competitive field with excellence and integrity.

Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Arts in Music Education?

Become the teacher you want to be by studying under professors who have mastered the ability to teach music studies. As a student in our Master of Arts in Music Education, you will study under faculty who hold degrees from many of the most prestigious music schools in the nation. Allow their expertise to become your own!

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What Will You Learn in Our M.A. in Music Education?

Our music education master’s degree provides an overview of major principles, philosophies, and practices in music education. As a student in the program, you will examine the purpose of school music programs, as well as gain a better understanding of music learners. Our courses focus on pedagogy, so you can develop specific teaching skills for a variety of student learning styles.

Additionally, your core classes delve into the history, philosophy, and status of music in America. Increase your awareness of cultural influences and their impact on music. Study the diversity of music from all corners of the globe including European to Native American influences. By gaining a better appreciation for music history, you will feel confident teaching historical content to your music students.

Check out our featured courses below for more information about the type of classes you will be taking!

Featured Courses

MUSC 510 – Foundations of Music Education

MUSC 620 – Music in America

MUSC 640 – History and Philosophy of Music Education in America

MUSC 670 – Principles of Curricula and Pedagogy for Music Education

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Highlights of Our Master’s in Music Education Degree

  • Our music degrees are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
  • Our 141,000-square-foot Center for Worship has been voted “Best of the Best in Higher Education” six years in a row by Worship Leader Magazine!
  • We offer a $2.2 million recording studio and Liberty Music Group (LMG) publishing company for our students to use!
  • We are a designated “All Steinway” school.
  • We are currently the nation’s seventh-largest school of music.
  • You will have access to 45 full-time faculty degreed from many of the most prestigious music schools in the nation.
  • Our students have produced albums that have been nominated for awards, with Liberty alumni going on to become Dove-award winning Christian artists and songwriters!

Music Education Master’s Degree Information

  • Residential
  • 39 total credit hours
  • Transfer in up to 50% of your credits
  • This program falls under the School of Music
  • View the course catalog for additional information


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Career Opportunities for Music Education Graduates

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

Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Self-certification form(for students who are in the final term of their bachelor’s degree)
  • Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a graduation application through their ASIST account
  • Completion of an earned baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in one of the following areas: bachelor’s degree in music, music education, or music and worship
  • 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing