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Majors & Degrees

Music Education

Students pursuing a music education path can explore many possibilities through our comprehensive advising. Whether your questions are about music education major requirements, a music education major salary, or employment statistics, we have the answers you need.

Earn your music education degree

Join a student body full of performers, learn from professors who are exceptional scholars and performing artists, and become part of the strong traditions of the department of music at Mississippi College. This unique music program in Mississippi, the Master of Music in Music Education, is designed to give students the knowledge, understanding, skills, and appreciation of music necessary to fulfill their professional dreams in the music field. As a student in the Music Education Master’s degree program, you’ll gain the knowledge of music history and music theory necessary to pass on your passion to other students as an educator.

The MC experience

Many private liberal arts colleges offer excellent educations but with little flexibility. Mississippi College offers an exceptional combination of the two. If you’re a working adult with multiple responsibilities, Mississippi College can help make education more accessible to you. This music education program is designed specifically for you and offers educators the ability to utilize day courses during the summer and evening courses during the fall and spring semesters.

What is a career in music education?

For students on the path toward music education degree jobs, there are opportunities to guide others in music theory and application in a variety of industries and settings, including the following:

  • Colleges, universities and professional schools
  • Junior colleges
  • Other schools and avenues of instruction
  • Performing arts companies
  • Technical and trade schools

Choose your focus

Our music education degree is designed for music teachers who want to continue developing musicianship skills and dive deeper into the foundations of music education. Elective music education courses may be taken according to the student’s area of expertise and teaching, in addition to the requisite graduate-level courses.