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The Master of Music in Music Education requires 34 semester hours. At least one-half the work credited toward the degree must be in 600-level courses or above. A diagnostic examination is administered prior to the first semester of enrollment. During the final semester of the Masters program, Music Education students must complete a portfolio that demonstrates advanced competencies.

Advanced Licensure in Music is available upon successful completion of degree program. In order to qualify for this Licensure, the candidate must have three or more years of teaching experience.

Summer/Distance Program

This program has a special summer session that is coordinated with the public school schedule so that teachers can attend classes. For more information contact: Dr. Jennifer Walter at or 336543-0259

Completion of the degree in three years involves:

  • Three summer sessions
  • Enrollment in two portfolio development projects (Fall or Spring semester)
  • One course offered online (Fall or Spring semester)
  • Allows continuous registration


Graduate Bulletin listing for this degree program


The U.S. Department of Education requires that all higher education institutions advise students as to whether their curriculum provides them with the eligibility to apply for a professional license and/or certification in the state for which they plan to practice.

As such, please review UNC Greensboro’s status by state for the Master of Music (MM) – Music Education. You should note whether the program either “meets”, “does not meet”, or if there “has not been a determination” of the program’s status in the state for which you plan to practice. You should contact Jennifer Walter at or 336-543-0259 with any questions regarding this data.