Degree Levels Offered for Music Education

Sample Free Open
Music Education Courses


Media Course Start Date Professor School
001 full-course 1 Fundamentals of Music 2007-03-01 Spring 2007 Pamela Wood Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
This course provides students with an introductory look at the rudiments of Western music through aural, oral, and written practice using melody, rhythm, chords, scales, intervals, and musical notation.
007 full-course 7 Grade 5 Music Theory N/A N/A Memrise
This class is designed to teach beginners basic music theory concepts for the Grade 5 ABRSM Theory Exams.
000 full-course How Music Works N/A N/A Alexander Reed University of Florida
Study the mechanics of musical composition and expression in this course.
001 full-course 1 Introduction to Music Theory N/A N/A Connexions
A course on basic concepts and terms of music theory, including interval, major and minor keys and scales, triads, chords, and an introduction to harmonic analysis.
016 full-course 16 Music of the 20th Century N/A N/A Bonnie A. Whiting-Smith University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
This music study courses covers the 1900 to present, emphasizing significant composers, repertoire, and compositional procedures and trends, including traditional, atonal, serial, aleatoric, electronic, and computer music.
011 full-course 11 Music Perception and Cognition N/A NA Peter Cariani Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Through lectures and readings, you will learn about the areas of the brain involved in the aspects of musical perception and cognition.
000 full-course Music Theory N/A N/A Berklee College of Music
Learn to read, write, listen, and put theory into every-day practice. (Registration required.)
007 mixed 7 Politics in Music N/A N/A University of Oxford
Study the politics of music in this course from Emory professor Courtney Brown.
023 audio 23 Politics In Music N/A N/A Courtney Brown Emory University
Emory University professor Courtney Brown looks at the influence of music on politics in class podcasts, with lectures

Accredited Online Music Education Degrees

School Accepts Transfer Credits Freshmen Acceptance Rate Financial Aid Rate Graduation Rate
Kent State University at Salem Yes 100% 90% 21%
National American University-Colorado Springs South Yes 100% 60% N/A
Rio Hondo College Yes 100% 50% 16%
Macon State College Yes 75% 86% 13%
Kansas State University Yes 99% 83% 58%
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Yes 100% 95% 7%
Dickinson State University Yes 67% 90% 38%
Everest College-Arlington(Mid Cities) Yes 100% 97% 59%
University of Phoenix-Washington DC Campus Yes 100% 90% N/A
Saybrook University Yes N/A N/A N/A
Everest College-Phoenix Yes 100% 94% 41%
Eastern Illinois University Yes 65% 83% 59%
National American University-Lee’s Summit Yes 100% 100% N/A
Herzing University-Birmingham Yes 82% 100% 11%
Argosy University-San Francisco Bay Area Yes N/A 78% N/A
Labette Community College Yes 100% 88% 16%
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Yes 100% 23% 4%
University of Phoenix-Chattanooga Campus Yes 100% 95% 14%
Ramapo College of New Jersey Yes 47% 79% 73%
ITT Technical Institute-Webster Yes 82% 87% 39%

Music Education at a Glance

Number of Degrees Conferred in Music Education

    • 3,885 Bachelor's Degrees in
      Music Education
      • 40% Male
        Students
      • 60% Female
        Students
    • 1,164 Master's Degrees in
      Music Education
      • 39% Male
        Students
      • 61% Female
        Students
    • 84 Doctoral Degrees in
      Music Education
      • 45% Male
        Students
      • 55% Female
        Students

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