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Degree Programs

This page contains information about degree program requirements and options for the Bachelor of Music in Music Education and the Master of Music in Music Education. Note that, at Crane, students can complete the two degrees in five years if they wish. Use the link, below, to access the catalog descriptions for courses regularly offered by The Crane School of Music.

Course Descriptions from the SUNY Potsdam Catalog

Bachelor of Music in Music Education

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education prepares future music educators for initial certification by the State of New York. Use the link, below, to access information about the Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree program.

Bachelor of Music in Music Education Degree Requirements

Minors and Concentrations

As a Music Education Major, you have the option to complete coursework leading to a minor or concentration in a specific aspect of your field, or a related field. A minor typically consists of 20-30 credit hours of coursework, while a concentration typically consists of 12-20 credit hours of coursework. In some cases, these credit hours will fulfill elective requirements in the major degree program. Use the links, below, to access information about concentrations and minors frequently chosen by Music Education majors.

Music in Special Education Concentration

Piano Pedagogy Concentration

Jazz Studies Minor

Business of Music Minor

Composition Minor

Master of Music in Music Education

The Master of Music in Music Education is designed to prepare those seeking professional teaching certification from the State of New York. The degree can be completed in one school year (fall/spring) or over a series of summers (for active teachers). Use the links, below, to access information about the Master of Music in Music Education degree program.

Master of Music in Music Education Degree

Summer Graduate Music Courses