Music Education

 

Program Overview

This master’s program will prepare you to teach Music to students of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and interests in elementary, middle school or high school settings. The Music Education program is run jointly by the Music Department in the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Education.

Coursework & Fieldwork: Courses are offered in the afternoon and evening. Some courses may be available in an online or hybrid format. Select courses have required hours of classroom experience (fieldwork) in a New York City public school. Students also participate in supervised teaching (student teaching and/or practicum) as the culmination of their course of study. Student teaching and/or practicum requires five full days per week for at least one semester.

Credits:

For those who do not hold NYS certification in Music: 39-46

For those who have initial NYS certification in Music: 30

Certification: Music PreK-12

Eligibility & Admission Requirements

For applicants who do not hold NYS certification in Music

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0
  • A major in music or music education (with a minimum of 24 credits in music including: (1) three semesters of music history (including at least two of Western music history), (2) four semesters of music theory (including at least two of traditional college music theory), and (3) four semesters of musicianship (sight singing, ear training, and keyboard studies). These courses can be completed at Hunter (as part of a non-degree or second undergraduate degree program) or at another school prior to applying
  • A general education core in the liberal arts and sciences to include the following (in addition to music): General education core in the liberal arts and sciences including coursework in artistic expression, communication, information retrieval, concepts in history and social sciences, humanities, a language other than English, scientific and mathematical processes, and written analysis and expression
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A statement of purpose
  • An audition and interview
  • An official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report

For applicants who hold NYS initial certification in Music

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0
  • A major in music or music education (with a minimum of 24 credits in music including: (1) three semesters of music history (including at least two of Western music history), (2) four semesters of music theory (including at least two of traditional college music theory), and (3) four semesters of musicianship (sight singing, ear training, and keyboard studies). These courses can be completed at Hunter (as part of a non-degree or second undergraduate degree program) or at another school prior to applying
  • A general education core in the liberal arts and sciences to include coursework in artistic expression, communication, information retrieval, concepts in history and social sciences, humanities, a language other than English, scientific and mathematical processes, and written analysis and expression
  • NYS certification in Music, PreK-12
  • A 3 credit course in special education that focuses on supporting students with disabilities in the general education classroom. Students without this course may be admitted conditionally and must take SPED 70800 in addition to other degree requirements
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A statement of purpose
  • An audition and interview
  • An official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report

To Apply

Applications are accepted Fall and Spring semester.

To start your application, click here.

When applying to this program under Program of Study, select School of Education – Other Programs and Music (Grades PreK-12).

Related Programs

Hunter College also offers an alternative certification Music program with Lincoln Center Education through the Lincoln Center Scholars program.

Contact an Admissions Advisor

edadmissions@hunter.cuny.edu

Education Advisor

Calliope Haritos

Music Department Leaders

Victor Bobetsky

Philip Ewell