Texas Tech University

Master of Music Education in Music Education

 Credit Hours
30 for thesis or 36 for non-thesis
Bachelor's Degree
J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts


About the Program

The Master of Music Education degree may be attained with a 30-hour program that includes a thesis or a 36-hour program without a thesis. 

All MMEd degree programs include 5 required courses (3 specified music education courses; 1 choice in musicology; 1 choice in music theory). All other hours are elective based on the interests of the student and advice of the major professor.

Elective hours may be selected to emphasize: Best Practices in Band/Orchestra/Choir/Elementary, Conducting, Kodaly Certification, Music Technology, Music Research, Applied Lessons, Ensembles, additional Musicology or Music Theory, other topics of interest.

Coursework for all MMEd degree plans may be completed:

  • during the long terms
  • during the summers
  • at a distance
  • in any combination of the above.

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