M.A. On Campus

Music Education

Hofstra University

24 months
1605 USD/credit 26482 USD/year
1605 USD/credit 26482 USD/year
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The Master of Arts program in Music Education at the Hofstra University leads to professional certification for teachers who possess initial certification for teaching music, all grades.


Key facts:

  • The Master of Arts program in Music Education at the Hofstra University provides advanced study in the curriculum, pedagogy, and content of music. This program supports and reflects the National Standards for Art Education and the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts.
  • Applications for admission to this Master of Arts program in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Technology are made to the Graduate Admission Office. Admission is based on a comprehensive review of multiple criteria. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cognition and Instruction
  • The Dynamics of Curriculum Change
  • Multicultural Curriculum and Teaching
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Curriculum and Instruction
  • Current Trends in Secondary Education
  • Patterns of Curriculum
  • Teaching for Thinking
  • Creating Effective Classroom Environments through Collaborative Consultation.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Rolling Admission


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application form to the master's program.
  • New York state initial certification in music, valid for teaching grades PreK-12. (Applicants who have provisional certification rather than initial certification should see the appropriate graduate program director for program alternatives.)
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on all undergraduate course work, or its equivalent (e.g., a 3.0 in a completed graduate program). We encourage you to submit all transcripts from your undergraduate work and any graduate work for consideration.
  • A written personal statement of professional intent and rationale.
  • Two letters of reference that address the applicant's potential to succeed in the teaching profession and in graduate course work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1605 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    26482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1605 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Hempstead

1300 - 2834 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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