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Go from practicing artist to arts educator with a graduate degree from Rhode Island College. Our master's programs prepare students to teach fine art or music, passing their creative practice on to the next generation.
If you are a certified music teacher and want to expand your professional skills or advance your career to the next level, you can apply to Rhode Island College’s M.M.Ed. in music education program. This advanced degree program includes the study of K-12 teaching methods; applied music; assessment; classroom research; and the history, philosophy and psychology of music education. The program culminates in either a thesis involving original research in the field, a solo recital in your applied area or a conducting recital (choral or instrumental).
RIC’s music education program features prominent performers, scholars, educators and conductors, including clinical experiences mentored by the area’s most accomplished public school music teachers. Since its founding in 1854, RIC remains the state’s leading institution in teacher education, noted for its dedication to the best in personalized education, its commitment to equity and diversity and to building deep-rooted partnerships with community-based agencies.