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Master of Music Education

Flexible and convenient—BJU’s master of music education is designed to fit your career goals and schedule.


BJU’s master of music education program combines convenience and flexibility with top-notch academics. Designed for practicing K-12 music teachers, the master of music education program meets you where you are—allowing you to further specialize in music education and develop your leadership potential.

With the exception of studio lessons and ensembles, all our MME courses are available online, so you’ll be able to continue serving where God has led you while you learn and apply new skills. The master of music education is designed to integrate with your current career in music education, tailored to your schedule and interests.

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BJU’s master of music education program in music education explores many different facets of music education, from historical precedents to music psychology. You’ll take courses in advanced rehearsal techniques and performance literature, and explore pedagogy, curriculum design, program administration and more—all from a distinctly Christian worldview.

Throughout your entire program, you’ll interact with credentialed faculty who are passionate about your success, and they’ll provide you with realistic and constructive insights to help you further develop your skills.

This program requires 30 credits and does not lead to certification. An undergraduate degree in music education (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for the MME.


Music education faculty members have all earned terminal degrees in their field and average 30 years of teaching experience. Each is active in contributing to the field as a performer, clinician and/or researcher.

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Educator Professional Development Program

To encourage the continued professional improvement of Christian school leaders and teachers, BJU is pleased to offer the Educator Professional Development Program. Students who are current employees of Christian schools and have been accepted into the program are eligible for a 50% tuition discount on courses. For further information, contact financial aid.


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Theresa Case, ’94

Without a doubt, the training I received and the skills I developed in my graduate studies uniquely prepared me for a career that I still enjoy today—running a large commercial music studio in beautiful Upstate South Carolina.

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Rudy Cordeiro

I thank the Lord for the Music Education Graduate program: the classes offered are an ideal solution for professional development and advanced training from a Biblical perspective.

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Brittany Batdorf Utley

I am thankful for the wide variety of classes in the MME, which have adequately prepared me for my current teaching job.

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Your Future


The master of music education program at BJU opens the door to many career possibilities including:

  • Teacher (music)
  • Private studio teacher
  • Music business owner
  • College music faculty
  • School music teacher

Career Support

BJU’s Career Services office helps both students and alumni through career advising, resume preparation, job-search assistance, recruitment conferences and more.

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Program Objectives

Each student will:

  • Critique influential philosophies and learning theories of music education from a biblical worldview.
  • Apply current research in music education to curriculum and instructional design.
  • Articulate a clear vision for innovative leadership in music education.

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