This is a spot graphic on the graduate program page.If you love music — and, specifically, if you love the idea of passing on your love of music to students — then we hope you will join us here at the UAB Department of Music. We offer the Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in music education.

There are two programs or tracks that you can follow.

The Traditional Program

The traditional, fifth-year program is designed for students who already have a bachelor’s degree in music and have successfully completed all of the State of Alabama requirements for teacher certification (including student teaching) at the undergraduate level. This program has been specifically designed for the student who is already teaching full or part-time and desires a graduate degree while continuing their classroom or workplace responsibilities. Students can concentrate in either instrumental or choral music education.

The Alternative Program

The alternative program is designed for those who have a bachelor’s degree is in music but who have not received teaching certification and/or have not completed the requirements for student teaching at the undergraduate level.

Both programs lead to an advanced certification (Class A) in the state of Alabama.