If you are a passionate music teacher ready to become even stronger, the Master of Music in Music Education at Converse College will get you there. The program is built to accommodate certified teachers in earning an advanced degree while maintaining their current teaching positions. It will enrich musicianship, enhance classroom and rehearsal teaching, and expand knowledge of current research in the field. Earning a master’s degree in Music Education will open up a higher salary range and will prepare you for doctoral studies in Music Education.
- M.M. in Music Education
- M.M. in Music Education – Initial Certification (for those who hold a bachelor’s degree in another area of Music)
“I would recommend the graduate program here at Converse to anyone. After spending four years in the undergraduate program, I decided that Converse would best suit me for graduate school. Converse has given me numerous opportunities like traveling abroad, performing, and teaching privately. Throughout the time I spent at Converse, I experienced individual time with my professors, and personal connections were formed that will make a lasting impression forever.”– Megan Blair ‘07, MM ‘10
More reasons to choose Converse:
Convenience: Most required courses are conducted at the end of the school day to accommodate students who maintain their current teaching positions.
Veteran Faculty: Our music education faculty have nearly 20 years of experience in the K-12 classroom and are active as researchers, clinicians, and leaders in the field of education.
Degree Prestige and Value: Since 1910, the Petrie School of Music within Converse College has provided students with an exceptional musical education rooted in the liberal arts.
Quality Education: Music education degree programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved by the South Carolina Department of Education.
The M.M. in Music Education, for certified teachers, consists of 30 hours and is designed to expand and refine teaching competencies, focusing on teaching, performing, leading and learning. In addition advanced music education courses and research in music education, students refine their skills and knowledge in music theory, music history, and performance.
Visit the graduate catalog for current course requirements for this degree.
The Petrie School of Music offers a number of graduate assistantships each year. Assistantships carry a waiver of College tuition and may also carry a stipend. Each assistantship carries specific duties and responsibilities. Learn more and apply.
For consideration of admission to the M.M. in Music Education degree program, the applicant should have the following credentials:
- Graduation from an accredited institution with a degree in Music Education
- A state Teaching License
- Grades indicating likelihood for success in graduate studies. For full, non-provisional admission, the applicant must have an overall cumulative 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale of college work
- Successful completion of one of the Praxis II exams – either one of the music exams (Music: Content and Instruction) or the Principles of Learning exam.
- Applicants must also pass a 10-minute audition to verify competency in their performance area.