Music M.M.: Music Education

Receive exceptional training and enhance your research skills in music education

The Master of Music in Music Education provides exceptional graduate-level training in music education for public school music teachers, and prepares students for the possibility of doctoral study in music education.

This program allows you to enhance on research skills and knowledge, learn about the most current trends in today’s music education field, and to develop comprehensive knowledge of music through study of music theory, history and analysis within the Graduate Music Core.

We offer on-campus and online learning options. For our on-campus students, opportunities for applied study and ensemble participation are also available.

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Leading Program

The UNI School of Music is regarded as one of the finest music programs in the Midwest and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Flexible Delivery

This program is available on campus or entirely online (through UNI’s Office of Online and Distance Education) – making for a flexible, convenient way to continue your education.


The UNI School of Music awards $400,000 in scholarships to our students each year – helping our students pursue their degrees affordably. 


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Tell us more and we'll send information on how you can succeed with a graduate degree in Music Education M.M. from the University of Northern Iowa School of Music.

Ann Bradfield, D.M.A.

School of Music Graduate Program Coordinator

(319) 273-2640

Career Opportunities

After you complete our program, you will have a variety of career opportunities and/or be well prepared to further your education. For reference, our alumni has landed on the following careers:

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Instructor
  • Musician
  • Teacher

Courses & Curriculum

With both Thesis and Non-Thesis options, our program consists of the following core classes:

  • Topics in Music Theory and Analysis
  • Foundations of Musicology
  • Topics in Music History and Culture

Music Education core courses can be:

  • Research Methodology in Music Education
  • Developments and Trends in Music Education
  • Foundations of Music Education
  • Seminar: Music Learning and Behavior
  • Electives

Regarded as one of the finest music programs in the Midwest, University of Northern Iowa is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

NASM Accreditation

National Association of Schools of Music
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
‌(703) 437-0700 Phone
(703) 437-6312 Fax

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