2023-2024 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Course Catalog

Music Education Professional Certification, MMus

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: School of Education


Speranza Migliore, Graduate Admissions Recruiter, School of Education, 111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 230, 315-443-2505, e-gradrcrt@syr.edu


The music education graduate degree program is designed for students who will have met all requirements for a New York State Music teaching certificate at the time of entry into the program. This one-year music education professional certification program (Master of Music-M.Mus degree) provides an environment of excellence under which one can continue to develop the understanding and skills necessary to become a competent, independent teacher of music.

The Master of Music (M.Mus) in Music Education allows for the concentration of graduate studies to focus on music and music education coursework with the possibility of degree completion within a one-year period (including some summer study). 

Student Learning Outcomes

Music Research (Graduate Sequence):
a. conduct research studies and utilize findings in fields of artistic or pedagogical practice.

Harmony and Analysis (Graduate Sequence):

a. identify/describe advanced elements and organizational patterns of music and their aural and verbal analysis.

b. identify/describe advanced musical forms, processes, and structures.

Comprehensive Exam/Thesis/Lecture Recital (Graduate Sequence):

a. create and present a culminating demonstration integrating research and practice.

Theoretical and Pedagogical Knowledge Student Learning Outcome:

a. demonstrate knowledge of best teaching practices when designing and implementing learning segments with lesson plans that purposefully address student learning assessments within diverse populations of students.

Program Requirements

Required Courses

Additional Degree Requirements

  • Students must complete either a master’s thesis, lecture recital, or a comprehensive evaluation examination.

Students who obtained their New York teaching certificate before DASA training was required must complete DASA training as part of degree requirements. 

Total Credits Required: 33

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: School of Education