Music Learning and Teaching, MM

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The MM program in music learning and teaching is designed for individuals interested in music learning or in teaching music in public and private schools, community education settings, early childhood programs and adult education. Practicing teachers as well as community musicians and music educators interested in advanced studies in music teaching and learning may enroll.

Students may elect courses in each part of the degree program and may design a course of study that meets their specific interests and needs. The program provides opportunities to study full time, part time (through evening courses), in the summers only, or by combining full-time, part-time and summer study. Full-time students may complete the program in as little as one year.

Program Offered

Music Learning and Teaching, MM

Offered by
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts


Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Application Requirements

Application Procedures + Requirements

Application Deadlines
Spring 2020: Rolling
Fall 2021: Rolling

Curriculum Checksheet

Checksheets break down the course requirements for each degree program.

Music Learning and Teaching (MM)

Affording Grad School

Music Scholarships
All applicants are automatically considered for merit based scholarships, with priority given to those who audition and/or interview on-campus.

Teaching Assistantships
Teaching assistantships are offered to graduate students who convey exceptional ability. Learn more about TA benefits, eligibility and application procedures.

Financial Aid
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

Program Requirements

The degree credit requirements are distributed as follows:

music education core (10 credit hours)
musicianship core (10 credit hours)
specialization (12 credit hours)

Additional Curriculum Requirements
Completion of diagnostic exams in music history and music theory is required of all new graduate music students prior to enrollment in the ASU School of Music.

Six credit hours may be transferred from another regionally accredited graduate institution. Up to nine credit hours may be taken prior to admission.

As part of the portfolio, students also must participate in an oral review that is monitored internally by the academic unit.

Additional information about degree requirements for all graduate music programs may be found on the check sheets.