The Department of Music is committed to providing a quality music education program that prepares pre-service music teachers to become highly qualified professionals. In four years, undergraduates can earn a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. Students engage in field experience from the sophomore year forward, continuing each year through the professional semester pinnacle experience of student teaching. Successful completion of the program leads to K-12 music certification in the state of Delaware. After successfully completing the curriculum, students will be certified to teach at the kindergarten through high school levels.
As part of the University of Delaware's Professional Education Unit, the music education teacher preparation program is accredited through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and as part of the Department of Music, the music education program is accredited through the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The University of Delaware Professional Education Programs are guided by a unified Conceptual Framework
. Programs aim to develop teachers who are reflective practitioners serving diverse communities of learners as scholars, problem solvers and partners.