Master of Music Education

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The Gordon College Master of Music Education Program strives to build a community of music educators exhibiting excellence in leadership, pedagogy, musicianship, critical thinking and integrity through the rigorous application of scholarly research, performance skills and personalized mentoring.

Application Deadline for Summer 2015 has been extended to May 1, 2015



Demonstrated musicianship in an integral part of our curriculum. Gordon's program gets beyond music theory, history, and research. Students are required to sing, play, and conduct with each other in instrumental, choral and general music lab ensembles, providing opportunities to develop techniques that can be applied immediately in classrooms.

Gordon will give you the edge to remain competitive in an ever-changing marketplace for music educators. In addition to developing solid foundations in learning and assessment, and curriculum development, multifaceted seminars give a well-rounded grounding in choral, instrumental, and conducting instruction.

An innovative hybrid summer schedule provides the convenience of online learning in addition to preserving the integrity of classroom interaction with music faculty and fellow classmates. The condensed intensive summer session meets for just 4 weeks on campus, combined with 3 weeks of online learning.  Classes on campus are complete by the first week of August.

  Affordable Tuition: The M.M.Ed. program at Gordon is the best value for the highest quality program of its type in New England. You can earn a master’s degree for approximately $18,000. 
  Quality and Caliber of Instruction: Gordon’s music faculty combined with our summer workshop clinicians give students access to some of the finest experts in the field. Students are given an edge—the value of individual attention combined with the quality of a premier conservatory.
  Condensed Summer Schedule: You may complete all of your primary coursework during the summer months. Combined with online learning in June, classes meet on campus for two weeks in July, suspend for a week of optional workshops and a refreshing change of pace, and resume for two weeks. With full course loads, the program can be completed in three summers along with a capstone project during the academic year.
  Workshops: Your elective requirement may be fulfilled by attending Gordon’s popular summer music education workshops, taught by nationally recognized clinicians and open to all music educators. You can begin collecting elective credits before you begin full-time graduate study!
  Convenience of Location: Easy in, easy out. Gordon College is conveniently located less than one minute from Route 128 with ample parking near the entrances of our buildings. Gordon also ranks among the safest campuses in the nation.

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DESE Website
Website for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
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Official website of the National Association for Music Education.

MMEA All- State Conference
Massachusetts Music Educators Association All-State Conference 2015.
MMEA members may receive graduate credit through Gordon College’s Master of Music Education program for attending the conference. Read more...