By choosing music education as your major, you will be prepared for a career as a professional music teacher. UNT's music education degree program leads to Texas teacher certification in all-level music, opening an array of employment options. Teaching is an exciting and fulfilling career choice for those interested in blending musicianship and teaching skills. Music educators enjoy the process of providing musical experiences that lead to a better understanding and appreciation of music. To be a music teacher, you must not only be an accomplished musician, but also be interested in the art of teaching.
As a Texas certified music educator, you may teach instrumental or vocal music at the elementary or secondary level. With a bachelor's degree in music education from UNT, you could work as an elementary music specialist or as a middle school/high school band, choir, or orchestra director.
The University of North Texas has one of the most highly acclaimed music education programs in the United States. For more information on degree plans, faculty, programs, student organizations, and our student teaching program, choose one of the links above. If you have any comments or suggestions, contact Dr. Debbie Rohwer at email@example.com or contact the UNT College of Music.
Graduate Student: Jennifer Pierce
"Doctoral work in Music Education at UNT has been engaging, challenging, and most of all rewarding. As a teaching fellow and teaching assistant, I have had opportunities to work alongside outstanding master teachers as well as develop my own college teaching skills in the classroom. The professors in the music education division have offered endless support by not only assisting in tasks such as tailoring my degree plan, but also by making time for editing my writing, guiding research investigations, and answering my endless questions about publications and conference presentations. The rigor of the program and expert mentorship have furthered my development as a music educator and researcher. I am confident my experiences here will assist me in my endeavor to serve music as an educator and researcher at the collegiate level."
Undergraduate Student: Kathleen Montes
"I feel so fortunate to be able to study here in a university full of talented students and professors. The opportunities to learn and experience exciting new things are endless! One of my favorite experiences has been traveling abroad to Hungary with a MUED class to study Hungarian culture and music. I enjoyed that class and trip so much that it ignited a passion in me for elementary music education. Now I am going to Austria with a group of future music educators to visit the Orff Institute and study the music and art of Austria. These are opportunities unique to the UNT Music Education department.
The professors in the music education department are a wonderful and special group of educators, and they really care about helping you figure out what you want to do with your career. Many of the MUED classes are pretty interactive, so you get to know your teachers and peers really well over the years. I had a lot of fun in my MUED classes, too, because that is what making music with others is about. Making the decision to study here was one of the best decisions I have made because I have gotten to learn from fantastic people, and because of them I feel more confident about my abilities to be a successful music educator."