Music Education EdM

Graduate School of Education

Program Description

Master's degrees in music education (all grades) are designed for those who currently teach and want professional New York State certification as teachers, as well as for those who wish to combine master's degree study with preparation for an initial certificate to teach music in elementary, or secondary schools. In addition, students interested in initial certification can apply to the Advanced Certificate program in Music Education. The music education faculty have extensive involvement with the New York State Education Department and have helped shape both the state learning standards for the arts and assessment in the arts.

Program Contact

Renad Aref
366 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Email: gseinfo@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-2110
Fax: 716-645-7937

Instruction Method

  • In Person (no courses offered online)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 33-57 Hours

Time-to-Degree

  • 1 to 3 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

Admission Tests**

  • GRE

Special Requirements

GRE required for initial and initial/professional programs only.

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.