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Music Education

Buffalo State SUNY

12 months
23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
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The Music Education degree at Buffalo State SUNY is designed for the in-service music teacher who already possesses an initial Teaching Certificate. The degree program will help students become accomplished reflective educators as indicated by the Buffalo State College Teacher Education Unit Conceptual Framework for advanced programs.


This Music Education online degree at Buffalo State SUNY is comprised of courses that are critical to the ongoing professional development of the music teacher. The entire program will require 30 credits and includes 24 credits of required graduate coursework in music history, music theory, music education, and a master’s project or master’s thesis. An additional six credits of elective coursework will include graduate courses chosen from repertoire and ensemble leadership, educational foundations, musical theatre, and a flexible independent study. 

Learning outcomes

The department anticipates developing additional elective graduate offerings in the areas of music education, music technology, music history, music theory, composition, and/or performance after the initial implementation of the degree.

All applicants for Professional Certification in New York State must show evidence of completing the required seminar in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). Exceptions for the face to face portion of the DASA requirement can be considered for out of state teachers enrolled in an online program if recommended by the program faculty.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Music History
  • Foundations of Music Education
  • Curriculum and Assessment
  • Contemporary Issues in Music Education
  • Research Methods in Music Education
  • Educational Psychology
  • Independent Study
  • Social Commentary in Musical Theatre
  • Repertoire and Ensemble Leadership

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Copy of passport
  • Personal Essay (FSA-2)
  • Financial Statement (FSA-4)
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, iTEP, or PTE Academic score report (unless English is the official language of your home country and English was your language of instruction)
  • Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      23100 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 12 months.
    • National

      23100 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 12 months.
    • In-State

      11310 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 5655 USD per semester during 12 months.


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