Top accredited universities/colleges for music education programs:

University of Northern Colorado (UNC)
- Designated a Program of Excellence by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, the UNC School of Music provides a comprehensive range of degrees and programs. The music education program offers exceptional opportunities for aspiring students at every level.
- UNC music education graduates earn their Colorado K-12 music teacher licensure along with their Bachelor of Music Education degree.

Boston University
- Boston University's world-renowned School of Music is the oldest degree-granting music education program in the United States. It holds accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music, NASM.
- Coursework in the Master's in Music Education program can be completed in 17 - 20 months.

Ithaca College
- Music education students receive one-on-one faculty mentoring, and conducting skills with some of the top music professors in the world. Both the M.M. and M.S. degrees lead to permanent certification in New York State and in all other states that accept this certification.
- The master of science or master of music degree in music education may be pursued on a part-time basis.

University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Students have two master's degree options: Master of Science (M.S.) with a concentration in music education, offered through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction; or the Master of Music (M.M.) with a concentration in music education, offered through the School of Music.
- It was among the first graduate programs in music education to embrace interpretive (qualitative) research.

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