Liberty University

1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, VA 24515

Program Details

The Master of Arts in Music Education (M.A.) serves to educate students on four main developments of music: Foundational Studies, Applied Music Studies, Music Education Studies, and Research. Students will be expected to compare music education theories, both historical and contemporary. Individuals in the program will analyze music styles and be expected to be able to arrange music in traditional and contemporary styles. Following completion of the program, students should be able to both conduct and perform music, and have the ability to design curriculum for music education.

This Master of Arts in Music Education, offered through Liberty University is ideal for individuals: currently working as a music educator, completing a Bachelors in Music, Music Performance, or Music Education, are employed in a school system but are looking for job alternatives, or those who are wishing to earn a Ph.D. in Music.

Prospective students may transfer up to six hours into this program from an accredited university. The M.A. consists of 36 credit hours, which are completed online. Interested individuals may be expected to take the following courses: History and Philosophy of Music Education in America, Principles of Curricula and Pedagogy for Music Education, and Foundations of Music Education. Students will also be required to complete and defend their thesis, or complete a music education project.

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    Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.

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