Master of Music with Concentration in Music Education

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in our online MM in Music with Concentration in Music Education degree, which leads to Graduate Licensure.


The 100% online Master of Music with Concentration in Music Education program at ECU is for individuals who are interested in graduate music teacher education and is approved for the North Carolina graduate teacher license. Up to three s.h. of graduate credit may be allowed for National Board Certification at the request of the student and at the discretion of the department chair. Up to six s.h. of graduate credit may be transferred from other accredited graduate programs in music. Degree completion requires the presentation and defense of a final graduate capstone project. Click here to access the university catalog.

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The MM in Music Education (Graduate Licensure) Click here for Admission and Application Information.


For more information, contact:
Dr. Cynthia Wagoner, Chair, Music Education/Therapy Department 252-328-1251.

Important Note to Residents Outside of North Carolina:

Admission of applicants outside the state of North Carolina to an online degree, certificate or individual online course offered by East Carolina University, is dependent on ECU’s ability to secure authorization from the applicant’s state of residence, if such authorization is required.

East Carolina University delivers online education programs and courses throughout the United States and internationally. All programs have been approved by the University of North Carolina General Administration. Many states have prescribed an authorization process for out-of-state institutions delivering online programs to its state residents to ensure quality post-secondary education, to preserve the integrity of an academic degree, and to instill greater consumer protection for its student citizens.

East Carolina University has taken steps to protect its students and programs through nationwide compliance by: participating in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA); obtaining authorization, approval, exemptions and waivers; or confirming that East Carolina University can operate without such authorization because the state’s laws do not pertain to a public institution, to an accredited institution, or to the ECU’s activities in that state.

On November 14, 2016, East Carolina University was approved by to participate in NC-SARA which is a voluntary, regional/national approach to state oversight of post-secondary distance education. Institutions that participate in SARA are authorized to provide online education to students from all SARA member states.  States and institutions that choose to become members of or participate in SARA operate under a set of policies and standards overseen by SARA and administered by the four nationally-recognized regional higher education compacts.