This program is designed for those wishing to earn a Master of Music in Music Education. Develop leadership skills as an accomplished teacher, enhance your teaching credentials, advance your pay scale, gain access to current educational trends and issues and broaden your perspectives on music education.
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Please note: Students interested in earning the MM degree are required to take the Departmental Diagnostic Examination. The purpose of this examination is to identify your strengths and weaknesses in music history and music theory. The diagnostic examination is used as a formative assessment to help guide your course of study. It is not used as a criteria for admissions decisions.
Courses in this program are offered via interactive video conferencing methods (including Adobe Connect) Monday evenings during fall and spring semesters. Summers may include additional video conferencing sessions. Some coursework is offered online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. While most students encounter very few technical difficulties with our online courses, our team of support specialists is available to assist you as needed.
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Course details and enrollment information
Not required for those passing history diagnostic exam.
Not required for those passing theory diagnostic exam.
Comprehensive exams proctored in August and November.
All students pay the same tuition rate, regardless of location, making it an affordable option for all students.
Tuition for the 2017-18 academic year is $486 per unit of graduate credit or $302 per unit of undergraduate credit. An additional technology fee per course may apply. Tuition and fees are expected to rise each May, typically announced by the Iowa Board of Regents in March.
Distance education students may qualify for financial aid with the following eligibility requirements:
Specific questions about financial aid should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at 319-273-2700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Since its establishment in 1876 as the Iowa State Normal School, the University of Northern Iowa has maintained its affirmed commitment to the support of excellence in teacher education. That commitment remains strong as the university continues to prepare students to become teachers, as well as provide opportunities for career advancement in the field of education. In addition to a commitment to teaching, our faculty members are engaged in research, writing and professional development. View UNI's national rankings and honors.
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The University of Northern Iowa is committed to providing comprehensive support services for distance education students. The Office of Continuing and Distance Education serves as your primary point of contact in accessing distance education support services, including enrollment services, technical support for online course tools and more. You are also given access to the UNI Rod Library’s print and electronic collections for your convenience. View a complete list of services and support resources.
Please contact the Office of Continuing and Distance Education at 319-273-5970, 800-648-3864 or email@example.com with any questions. If we don’t have the answer, we will do our best to find it.
You will work with the program coordinator when communicating about the program of study. Once participating in the program, you will be assigned a faculty advisor who will work with you one-on-one regarding your progress in the program.
See the "Next Steps" tab above for information. If you have any questions, please contact the program coordinator(s) and/or enrollment contact below or contact the Office of Continuing and Distance Education at ContinuingEd@uni.edu.
While it is often possible to make up courses that are missed, our commitment is to deliver the courses as outlined in the cohort schedule. This is not designed as a program in which students come and go. Rather, the cohort model requires that students take the prescribed sequence in unison. Should you need to miss a course, you should consult with your program advisor for options.
When you have completed the steps to admission and have been accepted into the program, we will send you details and information about how to enroll in the first course. After you participate in the first term of courses in the cohort sequence, the Office of Continuing and Distance Education will notify you with enrollment details for the next term of courses as they become available. You are required to enroll in your courses each semester.
The program is planned so that students move through the sequence of courses as a cohort group. The first course forms a foundation for the program and includes an introduction unit describing the program goals, sequence of courses, standards, rubrics and academic expectations. For that reason, it is important that you enroll and complete the courses in the same sequence. Program faculty expect that students have a growing knowledge of concepts built upon a prescribed sequence of courses. In addition, program faculty work to build an online community as students move through the course sequence together.
For information about course delivery, please see the "Overview" tab above.
In general, students complete the full set of courses outlined in the program. It is possible to transfer a limited number of graduate credits. However, this credit must meet the following criteria:
Please check with the program coordinator about specific situations and Transfer Evaluation Forms.
The Master of Music in Music Education program helps you develop leadership skills as an accomplished teacher, enhances your teaching credentials, advances your pay scale, provides access to current educational trends and issues and broadens your perspectives on music education.
Students interested in earning the MM degree are required to take the Departmental Diagnostic Examination. The purpose of this examination is to identify your strengths and weaknesses in music history and music theory. The diagnostic examination is used as a formative assessment to help guide your course of study. It is not used as a criteria for admissions decisions.
Please refer to the School of Music graduate admissions/auditions requirements for more information.
Please complete the online interest form to the right to express your interest in joining a future Music Education MM cohort. The next cohort is tenatively scheduled to begin Fall 2017. We will use the information you provide to send you program updates, including important information about application deadlines.
Requirements for completing an application to the Master of Music in Music Education degree program can be found on the UNI School of Music graduate admissions page. Applications received by August 1, 2017, will receive full consideration. Students who are unable to meet the August 1 deadline should contact the program coordinator regarding options to enroll in the fall course as non-degree seeking students.
Delivery of the program is contingent on a sufficient number of students being accepted into the program.