Graduate Degree Program - Certification Option
For students seeking a career as a music educator in a public school setting, the Master of Music Education (Teaching Certification) program includes music education and general education coursework followed by an apprentice teaching practicum.
The Master of Music Education, leading to Initial Licensure, is the graduate segment of the music teacher preparation certification program at the University. Upon completion of the M.M. Ed. (Teaching Certification) degree program, students may file an application to the Massachusetts Department of Education for Initial Licensure and become fully certified teachers in Massachusetts.
For students currently enrolled in UMass Lowell's Bachelor of Music in Music Studies Dual Degree Program
Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Music in Music Studies program maintaining a 3.000 GPA will be prepared to enter the Master of Music Education (Teaching Certification) program leading towards Initial Licensure.
Students may apply to this program during their senior year. Acceptance is not automatic; an application for admission must be filed and all requirements for admission must be met. Students enrolling directly from the Bachelor of Music in Music Studies program will have the GRE requirement waived.
Master of Music Education program
For students with undergraduate music and music education degrees from other institutions seeking Initial Licensure in Massachusetts
The Master of Music Education program is a great option for students who did not attend UMass Lowell as a Music Studies undergrad but possess either an equivalent undergraduate degree in music education or an undergraduate degree in music. A transcript review will be conducted to determine what if any equivalency undergraduate courses need to be satisfied for official admittance into the program.
- Learn more about the admissions and program requirements in the UMass Lowell Graduate Catalog.
- For information about Graduate Assistantships or Scholarships, please refer to Prepare for a Career in Music Education.
- Visit Graduate Admissions for more information.