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
Phone: 716-645-2110

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 33-57 Hours


  • 1 to 3 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

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.