Graduate Programs

Summer Graduate Program in Music Education

The School of Music offers a summer program leading to the Master of Music degree with a specialization in Music Education.  In most cases, students can complete the required coursework for this degree in three summers. Applicants for this program must have Illinois Teacher Certification and at least three years of public school teaching experience.

Core Requirements (13)

  • MUED 684, Techniques of Research in Music (3)
  • A course in music history (3)
  • A course in music theory (3)
  • MUSC 699A/B/C/D, Recital, Thesis, Composition, or Project

Music Education Specialization Requirements (19)

  • MUED 685, Foundations in Music Education (3)
  • Music education course work (6-9)
  • Music performance course work, chosen from private keyboard, voice, or instrumental study;
    music performance (including conducting); and/or ensembles (3)
  • Electives (4-7)

All new students must take the School of Music diagnostic examinations in Music Theory and Music History prior to the first term of study. Study guides for the exams may be viewed HERE.

Review Courses

(if necessary, as determined by diagnostic examinations; do not apply to the degree)

  • MUTC 601, Music Theory Review (2)
  • MUHL 621, Music History Review I (2)
  • MUHL 622, Music History Review II (2)

Deadline for Summer Applications: June 1.   N.B., this is the deadline for application for formal admission to the M.M. program.  Interested students who miss the June 1 deadline may still take music courses during the summer session as Graduate Students At-Large, for which there is no application deadline.

Apply on-line at http://www.grad.niu.edu/apply/index.shtml

To view the summer schedule, visit http://www.reg.niu.edu/regrec/courses/sched.shtml

For application materials, information about financial aid, or other questions, contact

Dr. Janet Hathaway, Assistant Director & Coordinator of Graduate Studies
School of Music, NIU, DeKalb, IL 60115
E-mail (preferred) jhathaway@niu.edu
Phone (815) 753-1551
Fax (815) 753-1759