Audition & Program Requirements

Master of Music: Music Education

There are two options for individuals interested in the MM in Music Education:

For currently certified music teachers:

  • one-year program open to individuals who hold teaching certification in music. This program can be completed within an academic year of three quarters. A typical load is four graduate courses per quarter with required participation in ensembles.

See Admission Requirements for 1 Year MM Program

For those seeking certification with the master’s degree:

  • two-year program for individuals with a completed bachelor’s degree in music but who do not have teaching certification. Program requirements include the core graduate courses as well as methods classes, field experiences, and at least a quarter of full-time student teaching. (Northwestern does not offer a certification-only program.)

See Admission Requirements for 2 Year MM Program