The Master of Music Teaching (MMT) degree is a time- and cost-effective pathway to achieving your best self as a teacher. Our renowned Oberlin music education faculty will mentor you each step of the way.
Our fourteen-month master’s degree in music teaching leads to PK-12 initial teaching licensure, focusing student teaching and field experiences in public school and community music school settings. The Master of Music Teaching (MMT) degree meets all required standards for excellence in musicianship, pedagogy, and scholarship for the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
What Makes Our M.M.T. Program Unique?
We nurture the artistry of teaching: musicianship, scholarship, and pedagogy.
- Masters degree and teaching licensure in 14 months with renowned music education faculty
- Competitive pricing
- Comprehensive preparation in PK-12, general, choral, instrumental, and general music
- Ongoing practical experience that includes student teaching in public schools, internships in community music, and field experiences within methods courses
- Music in America: urban music education initiative
Who Should Apply?
Oberlin Conservatory performance or composition majors (Bachelor of Music programs) in their fourth year of their performance studies and who are interested in teaching in private studios, community music schools, and/or public schools.
Oberlin Conservatory alumni, having earned a Bachelor of Music degree and who are interested in teaching in private studios, community music schools, and/or public schools.
Graduates of other institutions, who have earned a Bachelor of Music degree and who are interested in teaching in private studios, community music schools, and/or public schools.
Prospective High School Students
The Music Education Program at Oberlin is committed to a curriculum that develops artists as teachers. To pursue a music education degree at Oberlin, you must apply to and enroll in the Conservatory as a performance, composition, jazz studies, TIMARA, or music history major. During your senior year in college, you may apply to the Master of Music Teaching Program as a Continuing Oberlin Student.