Course Requirements

“The courses in the MMME Program at Kent State University have allowed me to improve my teaching in the 21st-century classroom by providing me with quality resources that challenged my critical thinking skills and fostered alternatively genius ideas from experienced professors and peers. This program has helped me see my students with more potential than ever before since learning these new ideas. I have significantly grown as a music educator and feel more confident. My students and I have had a positive shift in enthusiasm through new activities stemming from the ideas I have implemented from these classes.” - Katie Lemoine (MM 


Courses are designed with active music educators in mind. For this reason, classes are 7 weeks and you can enroll in two classes per semester, including summer! This format allows you to focus on one area of study, complete the course, and then begin another subject matter.


Students must complete at least two electives in Advanced Studies in Teaching: Choral Music, Instrumental Music, or General Music. We offer one-week, summer intensives that can be used as electives. In Summer 2019, we offered a Jazz Methods and Pedagogy course and in Summer 2020, we will be offering a Rock Band Pedagogy and Performance course. You can stay on the Kent Campus, meet other Online Master of Music in Music Education students, and work face-to-face with our faculty.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop and apply knowledge of foundational principles of music education (history, philosophy, sociology, psychology); research methods and practices; music technology; methods of music education in instrumental, choral and general music contexts; western music theory and history; and world music.
  2. Exhibit scholarly writing skills focusing on comprehensive knowledge of research methodology.
  3. Demonstrate reading, research, writing and critical-thinking skills related to contemporary music education contexts.

View all requirements in the University Catalog >>