Master of Music Degree in Music Education with Certification

Students interested in combining music teacher certification with a Master’s degree should apply for the Master of Music in Music Education with Certification degree program at the Frost School of Music. This program is designed for the individual who has already completed a university degree in another area of music (i.e., musicology, music performance, studio music and jazz, music business, music engineering, music therapy, or the B.A. in music). Students completing this program become highly competent music educators in their area of teaching specialty, such as instrumental music, choral music, general music, contemporary music and jazz. Graduates also and obtain a Florida Music Teaching Certificate. Admission to the program is based on academic record, prior teaching experiences, Graduate Record Examination scores, and recommendations.

This program includes courses in music assessment, music education foundations, music learning and curriculum, and music teaching methodology, as well as certification course requirements provided by the School of Education and Human Development here at the University of Miami. Students also have the opportunity to personalize their academic study using the comprehensive course offerings of the entire Frost School, from musicology, theory and composition, conducting, and performance study to improvisation and jazz, entrepreneurship, and audio engineering.  The course elective options for students are unique and diverse. The culmination of this degree is achieved through completion of a full semester of music education student teaching in a k-12 setting.

The Frost Music Education faculty is among the most distinguished in music education, including specialists in preschool, general, choral, instrumental, string, and graduate music education, all with extensive teaching experience. Our faculty has published many articles and books, and regularly makes professional presentations nationally and internationally. Music education faculty are present or past members of the Journal of Research in Music Education editorial board, and serve on the boards of many other professional journals, including Council for Research in Music Education Bulletin, Psychology of Music, Psychomusicology, Update, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Orff Echo, Contributions to Music Education, and Research Perspectives in Music Education.

Graduates of this program become music teachers and administrators in k-12, preschool, or community settings throughout South Florida, the United States and around the world. Our program prepares students to become deep thinkers, dynamic teachers, and innovative leaders.  Job placement has been consistently strong for graduates seeking positions in schools. 

Music Education Faculty:
• Carlos Abril
• Edward Asmus
• Don Coffman
• Joy Galliford
• Corin Overland
• Brian Powell
• Stephen Zdzinski

For more information, contact Dr. Stephen Zdzinski, Graduate Program Director at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)