The M.A. in Music Education prepares current music teachers who want to develop their professional skills (pedagogy track) or learn both professional and research skills through the research track.

The M.A. + Certification is designed for those individuals who have already completed an undergraduate degree (most typically a B.A. or B.M. in music performance) and who wish to earn Iowa certification while concurrently pursuing the M.A. in music education.

The Master of Arts in Music (Music Education emphasis) in Music (Music Education emphasis) is offered through the School of Music. Entering Master's students typically hold an undergraduate degree in music, but they can pursue an M.A. plus certification.