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Entirely Online | 30 Credits | 4 semesters
  • Gain access to current educational trends and issues and broaden your perspectives on music education.
  • Explore innovative curriculum in progressive music education and music for inclusive classrooms.
  • Increase your earning power with an advanced degree from a reputable program.

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As an Online & Distance Education student, you’ll have a dedicated Enrollment Contact and Program Coordinator to assist you with registering for classes, navigating the course sequence and billing process, preparing for graduation and much more.

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Justin Mertz

Program Coordinator

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Jamie Anderson

Enrollment Contact

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Delivered Entirely Online

Courses are offered entirely online over four semesters (including summers), using Zoom video conferencing and Blackboard. The program is delivered in a cohort model, allowing you to study with the same group of peers throughout the program. 

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Our graduates are prepared to:
  • Lead and implement music programs for inclusive classrooms
  • Utilize analytical techniques and knowledge of current trends to enhance school programs
  • Serve in leadership roles within classrooms and school music administration
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Individualized Support Services

Throughout every step of your program, you'll have a dedicated team of support staff ready to assist you. You'll also have access to UNI services such as:

  • Personalized academic advising
  • Support from Financial Aid, Career Services and Rod Library staff
  • Academic support and tutoring opportunities from the Learning Center
  • Access to student accessibility services and staff
  • Technical support assistance
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Along with your UNI and School of Music applications, you should submit: 

  • a personal statement i.e. teaching philosophy/philosophy of music education
  • two letters of recommendation
  • resume or CV
  • official transcripts


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Complete our online information request form. We'll send program updates, important information, and application deadlines directly to your inbox!

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Along with your UNI application, you should submit: 

  • Teaching Philosophy/Philosophy of Music Education
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Official Transcripts



Online & Distance Education offers scholarships to UNI teaching alumni who enroll in a degree-seeking graduate program at a distance.

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Delivery of this program is contingent on a sufficient number of students being accepted into the program.