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The Master of Music Education (MME) is a graduate degree program developed for persons who have a degree in the field or a closely aligned field and are currently certified music teachers in any state. A program of study requiring the appropriate additional undergraduate classes can be developed for someone who does not have the requisite degree or certification by consultation with the music department graduate adviser.

ACADEMIC LOAD

Full-time and part-time registration guidelines can be found here. Nine hours of graduate credit for the semester, six hours in the summer, and three hours in Winterim is the standard full-time load. Part time is typically six hours in the summer, and three hours in Fall, Winterim, and/or Spring. International students enrolled in less than these numbers of credit hours should contact the Office of International Students and Scholars. Students may take courses full time, or part time. Financial Aid is available.

Professional Studies

COURSE REQUIREMENTS –

Classroom Teaching Track [30 credits]

*At least 15 total credit hours of the degree must be at the 700 level

*6 total credits in Music Theory and 6 total credits in Music Literature or History are required.

Professional Studies in Music Education

MUED 602 Research in Music Education
MUED 701 History of Music Education
MUED 702 Sociology, Psychology, and Philosophy of Music Education
MUED 787 Seminars in Music Education
(Two are required, on different topics)
Required Capstone: 3 hours
MUED 799 Thesis
Elective Courses in Music, Music Education, and/or Education
and related areas: 12 hours ***

COURSE REQUIREMENTS – 

Studio Pedagogy Track [30 Credits total]

* At least 15 total credit hours of the degree must be at the 700 level 
* 6 total credits in Music Theory and 6 total credits in Music Literature
  or History are required.
Professional Studies in Studio Pedagogy 
Artist Courses in Applied Music: 4 hours
Must take a minimum of two semesters of applied lessons
at the 700-level at 2 credits each.
Professional Studies in Music Education: 6 hours 
MUED 787 Seminars in Music Education (One required, on any topic).
3 credits.
MUED 791-796 Pedagogy course in applicable performance area
(i.e., piano, voice, woodwinds, percussion, or strings). 3 credits.
Required Capstone: 4 hours

Estimated Tuition Costs

Many 8 week courses to choose from – wrap up before concert season!

Students need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The UW-Stevens Point school code for the FAFSA is 003924.

Full Financial Aid is available for full and part-time students. MME Finacial Aid Adviser is: Katie Hanson.

Other options are available! There is a $65 application fee.

Tuition

Cost per credit – $650* (*Includes segregated fees)

 

TERM CREDITS COST
​SUMMER 6 $3,900
FALL 9 $5,850
​WINTERIM 3​ ​$1,950
SPRING 9 ​$5,850
​SUMMER/THESIS 3 ​$1,950
​TOTAL 30 ​$19,500

 

 

TERM CREDITS COST
​SUMMER 6 $3,900
FALL 3 $1,950
​WINTERIM 3 $1,950
SPRING 3 $1,950
​SUMMER 6 ​$3,900
FALL 3 ​$1,950
​SPRING/THESIS 3 ​$1,950
​TOTAL 30 ​$19,500

 

Transfer Credit and Residency Requirements

Transfer credit must: be applicable to the UWSP degree program; have a grade of B or higher (grades of “pass,” “satisfactory,” or “credit” cannot be transferred unless noted on the transcript key as equivalent to a B or better grade); not be out-of-date per the degree time limitation (see below); be recommended by the music department graduate adviser and approved by the registrar; and be documented as graduate credit on an official graduate transcript from an accredited institution.

Regardless of transfer credit, at least 20 graduate hours beginning the semester of acceptance and enrollment into the program must be earned at UWSP to satisfy the residency requirement. Minimum degree hours must still be met for graduation.

Time to Degree

UWSP graduate students must complete master’s degree requirements within seven years of first enrollment in the master’s degree program. Regardless of time limitations above, no student will be allowed to graduate using any coursework older than 10 years, whether it be taken at UWSP or at another institution.

Applying for Graduation

You must apply for graduation within the first two weeks of the semester in which you will complete all classes required for the degree. You apply for graduation at the Records and Registration Office, 101 SSC.

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

The low student-to-faculty ratio in the Department of Music provides our students with opportunities for personal attention.
Brent Turney

Brent Turney

  • Department Chair – Music
  • Professor – Trumpet
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107
Rachel Brashier

Rachel Brashier

  • Director of Music Education
  • Graduate Advisor for the Music Department
  • Global Affiliate Scholar – Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, Ed.D. Global Affiliate Scholars, School of Performing Arts
715-346-2227
Danielle Breisach

Danielle Breisach

  • Associate Lecturer – Flute
  • Graduate Program Manager
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Andrew Slembarski

Andrew Slembarski

  • Administrative Specialist – Music
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107

National Association of Schools of Music

Founded in 1924, the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 637 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for music and music-related disciplines and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other music-related endeavors.

The College of Fine Arts and Communication at UW-Stevens Point is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

National Association of Schools of Music