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    As a music educator, demonstrating the importance and inspirational nature of music to your students is what you aspire to do each day in your classroom and in the community. With today’s technological advances in our educational landscape, passionate music educators everywhere understand and advocate the importance of music education.

    You know that music enriches lives because you see it every day in your personal and professional life. The University of Florida’s online Master’s in Music Education is designed to extend your teaching abilities and further open up the broad world of music to a diverse range of students. By combining technology, methodology and theory, we’ve created an appealing and engaging graduate-level educational experience.

    The Value of Music Education

    Whether you teach every student in the school, direct the band or chorus, give private lessons or teach in your local community, you will find the UF MM ME program can help you achieve your music education goals. Direct interaction with both faculty and peer music professionals in your online courses provides the opportunity for collaboration, inspiration, and networking to build a community with individuals who share your view that music has the power to change lives.

    The experienced and talented UF music education faculty members are as passionate about sharing their experience and advanced knowledge with you as you are about empowering your students through music.

    Program Curriculum

    Music Education Core Courses (12 credit hours)

    • Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Music Education 3 credits
    • Research in Music Education 3 credits
    • Instructional Design in Music Education 3 credits
    • Psychology of Music 3 credits

    Music Core Courses (9 credit hours)

    • Approaches to Theoretical Analysis in Music Education 3 credits
    • Musics of the World 3 credits
    • Musics of the World 3 credits

    Supplemental Courses (9 credit hours)

    • Technology Assisted Music Learning 3 credits
    • Assessing Music Education 3 credits
    • Creative Thinking in Music 3 credits

    Graduate Music Education Capstone Course (3 credit hours)
    Master’s Thesis or Individual Project 3 credits

    Total Credit Hours: 33 credit hours*

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    To be eligible for this program, students must meet the following qualifications:Online UF graduate admission applicationPersonal statement of purposeResume3 current letters of recommendationTranscripts from all colleges and universities attendedAcademic portfolio English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80

    The University of Florida offers financial aid for graduate students, including employment and loan programs. Graduate students should begin by applying for aid, using FAFSA on the Web.

    Degree seeking students can apply for student loans and learn more about their grant, scholarship and loan options through our Student Financial Affairs site.

    Talk to your employer about the possibility of continuing education funding. We also encourage you to explore all methods of private loan procurement, such as Sallie Mae—a private loan organization that provides funding for graduate studies.*

    Students can also discuss their options with an Academic Coordinator.


    The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

    The University of Florida’s Master of Music in Music Education is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

    The Benefits of Online Learning

    Online courses make it easier for students to balance time between coursework and their personal or professional schedules. You’ll have access to your “classroom” anytime from anywhere.

    Course material is often delivered in several different formats, so you can choose to learn the content in the manner that best suits you.

    The University of Florida’s online professors are accessible through many online channels including discussion boards, chat rooms, email, and sometimes instant messenger. You don’t have to worry about if your questions will be answered – most responses will come in less than 24 hours.

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