The Master of Arts in Music Education degree furthers Adams State University’s mission by providing educational opportunities for K-12 teachers in rural areas of Colorado and beyond to earn a master’s degree in music education at a reasonable cost. The Music Education master’s program furthers students’ musical and professional growth, enhances the success of the students they serve, and provides graduate coursework necessary for additional salary credit. The degree offers two tracks, using the cohort model. For the first track, all courses are delivered online and require a three-day summer residency at the beginning of the degree program. The second track is a combined online/on-campus program. Students in this track enroll in the same online core and supporting courses as the first track. Students in the second track choose an area of concentration, in performance, composition, or conducting, in lieu of electives. These courses are delivered face-to-face and require a two semester residency in addition to the summer residency at the beginning of the degree program.