Music education classes are taught by highly skilled faculty who hold terminal degrees. The Music Education faculty are committed to teaching and research, and they consistently contribute to the national field of music education.
Bringing music into school-aged people’s lives is an exciting and rewarding profession. The thorough music training offered by the School of Music, the mastery of skills required in music education courses, and the chance to participate in the finest ensembles in the region are opportunities which set the UA music education programs apart from all others. Graduates of the UA programs are leaders in the profession throughout their careers.
At the Bachelors level, students may choose an instrumental track, which prepares them to teach middle or high school band or orchestra, as well as elementary general music or they may choose a choral track, which emphasizes middle or high school choral teaching, in addition to elementary general music. After completing the required courses and clinical work, students intern for one semester. Graduate work develops research skills, as well as the acquisition of advanced teaching and conducting techniques.
The uniquely high quality preparation at all levels which have characterized the UA Music Education programs for decades have set the standard in Alabama. The faculty welcomes the chance to discuss what our programs have to offer with all prospective students and their families.
Bachelor of Science in Education
The College of Education in cooperation with the School of Music offers graduate degrees in music education as an option through the College of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction (emphasis in Music Education). Music education concentrations are available at the M.A., nontraditional initial certification, Ed.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. degree levels.