Master of Music Education

Looking for a great way to earn your Master of Music Education degree without taking time off during the school year? The MME program at Central Methodist University was designed with you in mind!

Learn advanced educational techniques, develop musical maturity, and investigate current issues in music education during three consecutive summer sessions at one of the midwest’s top music colleges.

The Master of Music Education program is designed for students to enroll in nine to ten credit hours over the course of three consecutive summers.

For each hour of credit, students should plan to be on the Fayette campus for one day. Sessions are scheduled during the summer months (on-campus housing may be available). The rest of the MME coursework takes place online.

Following the third summer of classes, students are required to complete a Master’s report project. This culminating project provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate mastery of the outcomes of every course in the MME program. Students also prepare a concert at their home schools using the pedagogical and musical tools they have acquired during their course of study at CMU.

To be selected for the MME, applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, three letters of recommendation from administrators or professional colleagues, and two years of teaching experience to be selected for the program.

All music degrees at CMU are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).



Dori Waggoner, Ph.D.
Dean, Swinney Conservatory of Music
Chair, Division of Fine Arts

Lea Tindall
Administrative Assistant, Graduate Studies