Music Education

M.A. & PhD

Research focused programmes in Educational Studies with a Music Education focus. Prospective graduate students with an interest in examining philosophical, social, cultural, and other critical issues in music education should consult with music education faculty about possibilities for supervision.

Expertise of faculty within the area (for MA & PhD) 

  • Elementary and Secondary music teacher education
  • Rural music education
  • Decolonizing and Indigenizing music education
  • Sociology of music education
  • Diversity in education
  • Culturally responsive pedagogy
  • School-community music education partnerships
  • Place-based/conscious education
  • Social capital theory
  • Praxialist and pragmatist music education philosophies
  • Qualitative and Indigenous methodologies and methods
  • Assessment in Music

Admission Requirements

For cohort programs:

Students must meet the normal requirements for admission to Graduate Studies at the University of Victoria:

  • A baccalaureate degree, minimum GPA of "B" (70%, 5.0/9.0) on the last 30 units, and at least two years of relevant professional experience.
  • Two references (assessment reports) from field supervisors.
  • Letter of intent
  • Resume

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Contact information

Fariba Ardestani
Graduate Program Secretary
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Faculty of Education, University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria, BC Canada V8W 2Y2
Telephone: 250-721-7882
Fax: 250-721-7598

Department Graduate Advisor
Fax: (250) 721-7598

Faculty Contact: Dr. Anita Prest