Master of Music Education Overview

The Master of Music Education programs include coursework in which students engage in scholarly inquiry, develop or broaden their critical perspectives, apply theoretical or philosophical ideas to music teaching and learning, and expand upon their musical and pedagogical skills.

The Master of Music Education (MME) is designed to meet the needs and interests of individuals who already hold a teaching license and who seek to continue their careers as P-12 school music educators or as a step toward eventual college teaching. The MME is available as an academic year or summers-only program. The Master of Music Education + Licensure (MME+L) includes both undergraduate and graduate coursework that prepares individuals to obtain an Illinois teaching license in combination with graduate-level study.

Prior teaching experience is not required for admission to any MME program.

See the Master of Music Education Program of Study

For further information about the Master of Music Education degree (academic year or summers-only), please contact Dr. Donna Gallo.

For further information about the Master of Music Education + Licensure degree, please contact Dr. Adam Kruse.

For further details, please see the pages for the MME and MME+L programs.

Academic Year MME
Summers-Only MME

The Graduate College, Tuition, and Financial Aid

For more information about graduate student financial aid, please visit the University of Illinois Graduate College website and click on the Funding and Fellowships tab.

The Graduate College and the School of Music have a commitment to improving educational access through supporting historically underrepresented communities. Visit the Graduate College Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion page for more information about programming and initiatives.

Tuition information is available through the Registrar under "Grad Fine & Applied Arts rate."

The Illinois Cost Calculator can also be used to estimate tuition costs