Music Education, Master | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
24 months
52190 USD/year
52190 USD/year
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Completing the Music Education program at Catholic University of America successfully qualifies you to be eligible to apply for licensure. All students eligible to apply for licensure in the District of Columbia are required to pass mandatory exams.


The departments of music at Catholic University of America offer traditional conservatory-based performance degrees at both the master's and doctoral levels in orchestral instruments, voice, and piano as well as graduate degrees in pedagogy of voice or piano, such as the Music Education program.

Audition, Prerequisites, and Exams

  • Ten-minute proficiency audition on the student’s major instrument or voice prior to admission
  • Undergraduate Prerequisites (See letter of admission)
  • Theory Placement (Harmony and Aural skills)
  • Music History Placement
  • PCASET (formerly Praxis I)
  • Piano Proficiency


The Catholic University Music Education Program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Field Exp in Music Education
  • Educating Diverse Learners
  • Adv. Foundations of Education
  • Elem Gen/Ch Student Teaching
  • Action Research in Mus Educ
  • Elem Instr Student Teaching

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


35 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate music degree with a posted cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 is required. Any previous graduate study that might be accepted for transfer credit must also have at least a 3.0 GPA. Audition for vocal and instrumental applicants, and faculty interview required
  • Prior to submitting a formal application, persons interested in the Master of Arts in Teaching degree must communicate with the director of the program
  • All entering graduate students in the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T) degree program must take the Music Theory Placement Examination and the Music History Placement Examination before their first semester of classes
  • All entering graduate students must pass a Piano Proficiency Exam before student teaching
  • All entering graduate students must also pass the Praxis Core Academic Skills Test (Test Code 5752) with scores in all three areas (reading, writing, and math) sufficient to meet D.C. public school licensure requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
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