Master’s Degree With Music Education Concentration

Jamie Wisset.

Complete a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction in just 18 months, or over the course of three summers.

At UConn’s Neag School of Education, practicing music teachers can:

  • Complete a Master of Arts with a concentration in music education — in 18 months, or over the course of three summers.

  • Earn professional development credits.

  • Work with nationally renowned music educators, conductors, and composers.

  • Build collaborative and social connections with colleagues.

  • Learn innovative music-centered pedagogies to deliver contemporary music instruction in a diverse environment.

 

Application Deadline for Master’s Degree

Feb. 1, 2021

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    Music ed student sings with Joseph Abramo playing guitar.
    Two Neag School students with young local student in music room.

    Registration Deadline for Workshops

    April 1, 2021

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      Program Options

      Students have the option to complete the master’s degree over three summers, through an 18-month hybrid program, or in another combination that can be organized with the Neag School faculty.

      All master’s degree students must take at least one semester of seminar (online). This online course will guide you through an inquiry project that will engage you in action research in your full-time teaching position.

      In addition, one-week elective workshops for earning professional development credits are open to master’s students as well as non-matriculating students.

      18-Month Hybrid Program

      Sample Plan of Study

      May Session I (online) Summer I Fall Spring May Session II (online) Summer II
      Literacy 1-Week Elective Seminar Seminar Exceptionality 1-Week Elective
      Theoretical Foundations of Music Education Diversity, Culture, and Music Education
      Policies, Assessment, and Music Programs in K-12 Schools Popular Music and Informal Pedagogy

       

      Three-Summers Program

      Sample Plan of Study (Note: Summer courses are held on the UConn Storrs campus.)

      Summer I Summer II Fall OR Spring
      (student choice)
      Summer III
      1-Week Elective 1-Week Elective Seminar 1-Week Elective
      Theoretical Foundations of Music Education Diversity, Culture, and Music Education Music Across the Curriculum
      Policies, Assessment, and Music Programs in K-12 Schools Popular Music and Informal Pedagogy Multicultural Education

       

      One-Week Electives

      More information to come.

      • Open to master’s students as well as non-matriculating students.
      • Earn professional development credits.
      • Taught by guest faculty.

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