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Music Education Overview
Music Class for preschool aged children

​Dr. Suzanne Burton and a Music for Young Minds class

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.

Student Opportunities
Student conducting class

​Student Conducting Class

​Student opportunities include active membership in student chapters of National Association for Music Education (cNAfME), American Choral Directors Association (ACDA); membership in other professional organizations related to music education; participation in the service-learning projects ProjectMUSIC and ProjectMUSIC Opera; teaching applied music, early childhood music, musicianship or class piano classes through the Community Music School; and research and independent study through the campus-wide undergraduate research or service-learning programs.

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  • Department of Music
  • Amy E. du Pont Music Building
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2578