A Degree in Music Education
Whether you are continuing your music education studies with an undergraduate degree or transforming your career with one of our two graduate tracks, you will receive an outstanding education with the guidance of a diverse faculty of world-class scholars, performers, researchers, and educators.
FIU is committed to the mission of graduating educators who are responsible, reflexive, ethical, creative and dedicated to their communities. Job placement has been consistently strong for graduates seeking positions in schools.
With a Degree in Music Education from FIU, You Will:
- Advance quickly through an accelerated, cutting-edge curriculum with competitive cost
- Further your knowledge on a schedule that fits your busy lifestyle
- Access Florida International University’s extensive resources
- Join a global network of music educators and alumni
Florida International University Is Top-Ranked and Fully Accredited
- FIU is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. FIU is ranked a top-50 innovative public university by U.S. News & World Report.
- FIU was ranked No. 3 among U.S. public universities that are 50 years old or younger by Times Higher Education (THE).
- Florida International University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
- Herbert and Nicole Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts ranks #7 in 2020 Colleges and Universities by Hispanics by Hispanic Outlook on Education.
- Herbert and Nicole Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts ranked Top 10 of Top 100 in 202 Best Colleges and Universities most popular to study music by College Factual.
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B.M. in Music Education
The landscape of music education consists of a wide array of teaching and learning approaches, settings, and styles. Therefore, this degree at FIU seeks to provide well-rounded experiences and preparation for Florida K-12 music teaching certification through guidance and practice with world-class faculty. The degree curriculum provides students with core music studies in theory, history, piano skills, and private lessons and performance practices. Music education majors experience specialized music education studies such as coursework in conducting, pedagogical techniques and methods, general education, and orchestration related to the chosen area of emphasis. Students also participate in a wide offering of large and chamber ensembles.
Jacob Berglin, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Music Education (305) 348-2896
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Jacob Berglin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Music Education
M.S. in Music Education
Tailored with you in mind, the Master of Science in Music Education can be completed face-to-face, fully online, or as a hybrid!
This degree is highly individualized and provides graduate students with opportunities to pursue advanced coursework and enhance their understanding of music education research, curricular theories, philosophy, psychology, policy, and other areas while also exploring avenues in music history and theory. The graduate degree curriculum is also highly customizable in order to allow students to tailor their experiences coursework toward their own unique professional interests and goals.
The M.S. in Music Education is a research-oriented program designed for practicing music educators. This 30-credit degree program can be completed entirely online or a hybrid of face-to-face and online courses. Upon graduation, students will complete a 3-credit capstone directed research project or may opt to extend their program 2-6 credits to fulfill the requirements of a Master’s thesis.
Dr. Sandra Sanchez Adorno, Ph.D. (305) 348.7252 WPAC 145C
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Dr. Sandra Sanchez Adorno, Ph.D.
M.S. in Music Education: Certification Track
The M.S. in Music Education: Certification Track is a professional education degree designed for those who have studied music and wish to become a licensed music educator. This 35-credit degree program can be completed through a series of face-to-face and online courses. Please note that this degree track is not offered entirely online in order to fulfill the Florida Department of Education requirements for certification. This program allows for students to complete coursework in music education, general education, music history, and music theory. The culminating project for this degree is a full-time teaching internship. Completion of the degree and passing the Florida Department of Education Professional Knowledge and Music Subject Area exams will ensure students meet the eligibility requirements to apply to the FLDOE for a Florida Professional Teaching Certificate.
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Sandra Sanchez Adorno, Ph.D.
Hosted by FIU in collaboration with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Arts Day at FIU provides teachers in all areas of the arts with exciting professional development sessions and collaborative activities led by special guests, university faculty, and outstanding area leaders. The annual event will take place on October 27, 2017, and is one of the largest arts events for MDCPS teachers.
Little Kids Rock
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts has partnered with Little Kids Rock to provide music teachers in South Florida with professional development, instruments, and curricular resources for integrating fun and exciting Modern Band classes into schools.
FIU’s collegiate chapter of NAfME is a professional student organization designed for pre-service music educators. The organization provides community services to support local schools, including hosting an annual benefit concert, fundraising, and outreach. The collegiate chapter also participates in the Florida Music Education Association’s annual professional development conference.
Sing, Write, Play! Program
Sing, Write, Play!” Program is an extra-curricular music program geared towards 4th and 5th-grade students who wish to gain musical skills and knowledge in singing, songwriting, and playing modern band instruments (e.g., ukulele, guitar, keyboard, drum set, etc.). Initially funded through the FIU Provost-Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab Research Grant in Fall of 2021, the goals of this program include: 1.) provide elementary-aged children in the greater Miami community access to free music instruction, 2.) promote FIU undergraduate music students’ growth, learning, and civic engagement through real-world teaching experience and experiential learning, and 3.) offer a setting for teaching and research concerning children’s music learning, popular music education, extracurricular music participation, professional development, and service-learning.
Please contact Sing, Write, Play! Program Director Dr. Sandra Adorno at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.