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Music Education, MA Ed

Master of Arts in Education Degree in Music Education

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Career Outlook

The need for K-12 educators is in high demand across all areas of study with the demand for Arts, Drama and Music Teachers increasing due to rising student enrollment.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for Musicians and Singers is projected to grow 11% by 2030 in the U.S., faster than the average for all occupations. Educators skilled in music are needed to teach the next-generation of students in the arts.

Career paths include:

  • Music instructor
  • School music teacher
  • Choir director
  • Music education supervisor
  • Band director
  • Musicologist
  • Musician
  • Private instrument teacher
  • Music librarian
  • Orchestral musician
  • Music producer
  • College, conservatory or university music professor

Finance Your Education

The University of Nebraska offers some of the most affordable tuition rates in the region, particularly for our online programs. Explore the array of funding options to finance your education in a way that makes sense for you.

Online tuition rates are calculated by credit hour and college offering the course and, because the University of Nebraska is a public institution supported by Nebraska taxpayers, Nebraska residents may receive a lower tuition rate than out-of-state students.

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Note: Campuses may charge additional fees; see the Paying for School page for more details.

We believe cost should not be a barrier to accessing higher education, even for online programs. Financial aid and scholarships are available for many students. Please see the Paying for School page for additional information and links to campus financial aid resources.

Our programs are an ideal way for military, veterans, and dependents to advance education with military advisers and staff on each campus, flexible deployment and activation policies, and generous acceptance of transfer credits. Visit our Prospective Student page and explore what the University of Nebraska offers.

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