Music Education, Initial/Professional EdM

Graduate School of Education

Program Description

The EdM in music education program focuses on designing curriculum and assessment to help you thrive in a challenging and rapidly changing educational environment. It empowers musicians with an in-depth study of the psychology of learning as an overarching framework for active music-making. Successful completion of the program leads to an institutional recommendation for NYS Initial and/or Professional Certification in Music Education.

Program Contact

Renad Aref
366 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-2110

Instruction Method

  • Hybrid (some of the degree requirements can be fulfilled online)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 33-57 Hours


  • 2 to 4 Years

Application Fee

  • $40

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.