UB's online Master in Music Education, Ed.M. degree program will make you part of the educational process, put you in touch with music education's future, and be on your side after you graduate.
The program is designed for anyone with a baccalaureate degree
in music and an interest in continuing their education at the
Graduates from our programs influence the field as:
At UB, we prepare leaders in music education who thrive in a challenging and rapidly changing educational environment. Our graduates design curriculum and assessment to meet contemporary demands including the Common Core and data-driven instruction; integrate digital technologies to enhance music learning; and value music at the core of the curriculum for every student, based on student’s individual capacity to learn music. We empower musicians with in-depth study of the psychology of learning as an overarching framework for active music making.
UB is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB can offer you amenities that only a large university can provide, yet you will be pleased to find your experience will be intimate and personal. Music Education at UB will provide you with:
As a student in this program you will participate in trend-setting courses that focus on:
Applications are considered for fall and spring admission, with
a rolling deadline for admission. Admission is competitive and
seats are limited so apply early.
The online Music Education Ed.M. program is accredited and fulfills the academic requirements for NYS professional certification.
There are no GREs, MATs, or auditions required for the online Music Education Ed.M. program.
To be reviewed for admission, applicants must submit the following:
Former/Maiden Name: The Graduate School of Education must be made aware if applicants have ever changed their name. If this is the case, be sure to ask the institution sending your transcripts to indicate your current name and any former or maiden names.
The admissions decision will be communicated to you as soon as review is complete. Typically, this takes between 6-8 weeks. The decision is based on a number of factors and is the result of a thorough and deliberate process. All decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
All supporting documents must be uploaded and attached to your online application. This includes unofficial copies of your transcripts and any other documents required for review.
The online Music Education Ed.M. program is offered part time and fully online. It is comprised of 33 credit hours and can be completed in two years.
Required Courses (12 credit hours)
Content Electives (12 credit hours)
Education Electives (9 credit hours from the list
All students are required to have access to an adequately equipped computer that meets the University computing standards as well as daily access to a reliable broadband connection (i.e., DSL or cable). Students are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning their course work.
Director of Online Programs
Learning and Instruction
508 Baldy Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: (716) 645-3420
Assistant Director for Recruitment & Student Services
GSE Office of Admissions and Student Services
366 Baldy Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: (716) 645-2110