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 in Music Education. Students engage in three
semesters of field experience, leading to the professional semester, the
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.
The program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of
Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the National Association of Schools of
Music (NASM). All University of Delaware Professional Education Programs
are guided by a unified Conceptual Framework, where candidates will
demonstrate a commitment to education as a scholarly profession, with
the competence to create and implement learning experiences and
evidence-based assessments reflecting an understanding of human
development; possess the content knowledge and pedagogical content
knowledge that promotes and supports students’ musical skill
development; and have the capacity to work as partners with students,
families, other professionals and the wider community to provide a
supportive, safe and caring learning environment that optimizes every
learner's educational attainment.