Music Education Degrees have new home in the College of Arts & Science

Missouri String Project Concert

Patrick Ordway, music education student and recent graduate, (also newly employed as the strings teacher at West Middle School in Columbia) performs with students in the Missouri String Project on their final concert in the Missouri Theatre.

We are pleased to announce that MU’s music education degrees are now being offered by the School of Music in the College of Arts & Science.  Bachelor and master’s degrees were migrated from the College of Education over the past two years.  The transition is now complete, with the recent approval of a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Music Education.  MU’s doctorate in music education, fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music for almost 30 years, had been conferred as an emphasis area of the Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction (later Learning, Teaching & Curriculum) since the first degree was awarded in 1979.  The 68 graduates of the program to date have served as highly successful faculty members in colleges and universities across the United States and six other countries, and/or as school district leaders and administrators.

For more information on these degrees, visit music education.