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Welcome! 

The Music Education Program of the School of Music offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Music Education.  Our program has been providing training for music educators for over 50 years.  Our students are employed in public and private institutions around the country. 

Undergraduate Degree 
The goal of the undergraduate Music Education program at ECU is to prepare, develop, and advance students to a professional level through an experiential program that emphasizes attainment of concert performance and basic and new knowledge taught in the core and teaching areas.* 

Graduate Degrees 
The MM in Music Education is predominantly online (emphasis in Pedagogical Studies is 100% online), and has two options: one is in teacher education (approved for North Carolina teacher licensure), the other option does not include licensure preparation.* 

Music Therapy emphasis in the MM in Music Education is another option that prepares students for therapy licensing board exams while completing a masters degree in music education that does not include teacher education preparation. 


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

For more information, contact: 
Dr. Michelle Hairston 
102 A.J. Fletcher Music Center 
East Carolina University 
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
252-328-4871  e-mail

*ECU cannot confirm whether any of its courses or programs meets requirements for professional licensure outside of the State of North Carolina. ECU strongly encourages students to contact applicable licensing boards in states they wish to pursue licensure prior to seeking admission or beginning study in an academic program.