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Music Education (M.M.E.)

The Master of Music Education degree is designed to stress the development of advanced knowledge of broad-based principles and practices in music and music education for application in the public or private school, private studio, or higher education setting. A minimum of 34 semester hours of course work is required to complete the degree, with the hours distributed according to the area of concentration. Virginia Department of Education teacher licensure is not included with this degree.

Music Education (M.M.E.)


Description


What is Music Education at ODU like?

The Master of Music Education degree is designed to stress the development of advanced knowledge of broad-based principles and practices in music and music education for application in the public or private school, private studio, or higher education setting. A minimum of 34 semester hours of course work is required to complete the degree, with the hours distributed according to the area of concentration. Virginia Department of Education teacher licensure is not included with this degree.

Program Highlights


What makes Music Education at ODU unique?

  • Excellent academic support.

  • Outstanding and highly experienced faculty.

  • Accessible course hours.

  • Degree Concentrations include: Applied Studies or Conducting, Research, Pedagogy.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Music Directors

$61,490

MEDIAN SALARY


Direct and conduct instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras or choirs.

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

$78,720

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

$61,040

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

$62,860

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Music Education at ODU?

MUSC 630:
Research in Music Education


Types of research, selection of problems, location of educational information, collection and classification of data, organization, presentation and interpretation of materials in the area of music education. Prerequisites: undergraduate degree in music or permission of the instructor. Pre- or corequisite: MUSC 600.

MUSC 604:
Foundations of Music Education


This course involves the study of the philosophical, psychological and historical foundations of music related to curriculum development. Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Music Education program or instructor?s permission.

MUSC 603:
Principles of Music Education


Methods, techniques, principles, and tools of music education, with reference to various types of school situations. Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree in music or permission of the department chair and instructor.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Music Education at ODU?

Students entering the Master of Music Education program in Music Education should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

  • All candidates are required to take the GRE or the MAT. Candidates seeking the concentration in applied studies are required to successfully complete the music performance audition for the graduate faculty. 

For admission to the Music Education program


GPA:

3.00 overall with a 3.0 in the major field of study.


Entrance Requirements:

Resume, two letters of reference, music repertoire list for applied studies concentration.


Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 551

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,387

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid


Graduate Administrative Assistantships are available for selected students in the choral, brass, woodwind, percussion, or wind conducting areas. The assistantship availability is pending application timing and audition results.

Next Steps


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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR


Name:

Douglas Owens


Location:

1218 DIEHN CENTER, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-6562


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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