Using a research-based, practice-driven and community-supported approach, Gordon's graduate music education program is transforming music teaching and learning. Master's, post-baccalaureate and continuing education options offer an exceptional foundation for new teachers and the tools for experienced teachers to thrive in K–12 choral, instrumental and general music classroom and ensemble settings.
Nationally recognized leaders in music teaching and learning
Graduate music faculty and visiting workshop clinicians are nationally recognized educators and researchers, with years of experience teaching in elementary and secondary music classroom settings.
Improving musicianship through practical engagement
Across all graduate music programming, learning reflects the experiences of the students in your own classrooms, with active hands-on engagement with playing instruments, singing, dancing, moving, and creating with colleagues and peers.
Inspiring learning environment; convenient location
Just 25 miles north of Boston and three miles from the ocean, Gordon’s 480-acre campus and state-of-the-art facilities—including a breathtaking recital hall and music technology innovation lab—offer an inspiring backdrop for learning, creating and performing.
“The sense of community fostered amongst and within the cohorts of the M.M.Ed. program at Gordon College is simply wonderful. My peer colleagues, faculty and the greater community at the college is so closely kntit.”
Craig Robbins, M.M.Ed. ’21
Director of Bands at The Bromfield High School, Harvard, MA
“ We gained so much from our time on campus -- relevant, applicable lesson planning; experience making music in the ensemble setting; colleagues and friends to last a lifetime. It's a program that reminds you what you love most about teaching music!”
Sarah Grina, M.M.Ed. '21
Choral Director at Pollard Middle School, Needham, MA
“This has been one of the best decisions of my professional career. The coursework and professors here have challenged me to rethink my practice and given me actionable skills to bring back into my classroom and make a difference right away.”
Mike Weber, M.M.Ed.'21
7/8th Grade Band Director at Miscoe Hill Middle School, Mendon, MA
Gordon College is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).