Music Education

Heidelberg University

12 months
598 USD/credit
598 USD/credit
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The Music Education program of Heidelberg University is tailored to the needs and schedules of practicing teachers. With a wide varity of electives, you can pick a focus that fits your needs and skills.


The Music Education program of Heidelberg University is a 30 semester hour program that focuses on music education, music history, and music theory.

All coursework can be completed in 3 summers. Our convenient summer schedule offers classes in intensive 2-week blocks during the month of June. You can earn 5 hours in 2 weeks, or 10 hours in 4 weeks. You can choose between a thesis and general exam option.

Mission and Goals

The mission of the Master of Music Education degree at Heidelberg University is:

1) to enable students to enhance their competence as music teachers by increasing their knowledge in music content, pedagogy, and understanding of the learning process; 2) to produce graduates who base their philosophies and pedagogies upon research and critical thinking; 3) to produce leaders in music education through their teaching, service to the profession, and by enhancing the learning of students in their charge.

The purpose of the Heidelberg MME degree is to develop graduates who are excellent musicians, teachers, and leaders within the music education community. The program is designed to develop experienced and knowledgeable teachers of music who consistently display the highest values of music making and teaching in their classrooms, ensembles, and studios.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Research in Music Education
  • Music Teaching and Learning
  • Philosophy of Music Education
  • Curriculum Design in Music Education
  • World Music
  • Technology for Music Educators

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application through Heidelberg website
  • Copy of your passport
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Goal statement
  • From U.S. schools, the transcript must be an official copy mailed to Heidelberg directly, or delivered in a sealed envelope. 
  • From schools outside the U.S., students must submit their records to a NACES-approved credential evaluation service for a course-by-course evaluation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    598 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 598 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    598 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 598 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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