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Music Education Overview

music students in the classroom

Music students exploring teaching methods

The School 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 of student teaching. Successful completion of the program leads to University recommendation to the Delaware Department of Education for licensure to teach music 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, and other professionals in the wider community to provide supportive, safe, and caring learning environments that optimizes every learner's educational attainment in music.

Student Opportunities

Student conducting class

​Student Conducting Class

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


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