Music Education, MM - Recital Track Sample Degree Map

Completion of the M.M. Music Education program meets the advanced degree requirement for New York State professional certification to teach music in public schools.

Admission Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA 3.0
  • Online application
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Intent
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Undergraduate transcripts
  • DASA training
  • Audition Form

Background Preparation

  • Bachelor’s degree equivalent to the Bachelor of Music or Music Education degree offered at Fredonia.
  • N.Y.S. initial certification in Music Education.

Enrolling in a graduate education degree at Fredonia will give you the opportunity to gain advanced theoretical and specialist knowledge. Studying with engaged faculty and participating in applied learning experiences prepare you to meet challenges and be successful in your profession. This degree plan map provides a sample pathway to graduation, and it can be used as a guide and a checklist for degree requirements. For complete information about this program, please consult the university catalog at:

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Sample Degree Plan

First Semester

Course Credits
MUED 619 Foundations of Music Education I 3
MUS 521 Music Bibliography 3
MUS 605 Applied Music Lessons 2
MUS XXX Music History, Theory, or Artistry Elective 3

Second Semester

Course Credits
MUED 620 Music Education Foundations II 3
MUS 606 Applied Music Lessons 2
MUS 624 Analytic Techniques 3
MUED 695 Recital 3


Course Credits
MUED 621 Music Education Foundations III 3
MUS 580 Art of Improvisation 2
MUED 618 Graduate Music Education Seminar 3


Choose one of two different tracks in Fredonia’s M.M. in Music Education:

  • 30-credit Final Project track, with options to pursue a recital*, thesis or graduate research project.
  • 36-credit In-Service track to pursue a broader range of courses and subject areas.


  • Foundations courses delivered in blended format (60 percent face-to-face in weekend intensive sessions, 40 percent online)
  • Fully online and summer courses available

This Sample Degree Map is based on the requirements published in the University Catalog.

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