Share your love of music with others by learning to teach instrumental, choral and classroom music to students from prekindergarten through grade 12. You can also concentrate in a specialty area and prepare to work with students interested in certain aspects of music.
In order to graduate competitive and first-rate music educators, our program provides you with comprehensive instruction in musicianship and pedagogy. You will learn contemporary methodology from professors skilled in preparing you to meet the challenges of teaching in diverse environments.
As a music education major, you will have the opportunity to choose one of two specialty areas (instrumental or vocal) and receive extensive training for that concentration. Participating in field experiences in a variety of educational settings, beginning your first year, allows you to sharpen your teaching skills and become comfortable and effective in the classroom. On a weekly basis, you can also teach in a local elementary school, classroom music for preschoolers, choral music at a local high school and for the UD New Horizons Bands for senior adults.
Practical, hands-on experience is an integral part of our philosophy in providing the best possible opportunities for developing teaching skills. For example, our Music Education Professional Development Workshop provides a weekly gathering of all music education majors. At 1 p.m. every Monday, you will find students engaged in activities ranging from singing in a choir, playing instrumental music, instructing classes and hosting guest speakers.
The Department of Music is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music, and the music education degree is licensed by the state of Ohio.
For more information, visit the Department of Music website.
Program requirements can be found in the online Catalog. Simply select the area of study and click "Explore".
A variety of opportunities are available to students majoring in music education. Whether you're curious what career opportunities await you; what internships, research projects or student clubs are available; or who your professors will be, we can help you find the answers.