Arts Education Program

Follow your passion.  Become an art or music teacher.


Our UAB Arts Education Program will prepare you for a career as a music or visual arts teacher in the P-12 schools. Our instructors are nationally and internationally renowned teacher educators, scholars, performers, and artists who are active in their respective fields.  The UAB Department of Music has the distinction of being Alabama’s first All Steinway School and offers courses such as music theory and basic and advanced conducting. The UAB Department of Art and Art History is accredited and nationally recognized by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and has studio courses in ceramics, drawing, painting, new media, photography, graphic design, sculpture, and  printmaking.

We offer

Undergraduate Majors

Master's Degrees

Educational Specialist Degree

Learn more about our graduate programs

Download an information packet and come to an information session to learn more about our graduate teacher education programs. Contact Susan Spezzini to attend an information session. 

 Graduate Program Information Packet Information Session
Alternative Master's Program Download  Mondays 5:00-6:30 pm
Traditional Master's Program Download Thursdays 4:00-4:45 pm 
Educational Specialist Program Download Thursdays 5:00-5:45 pm 

Are you a music or art major without a teaching license?

If you have a bachelor’s degree in music or art, but you lack a teaching certificate, enroll in our UAB Alternative Master’s Degree Program to earn a master's degree along with Class A certification.  Learn more details in the AMP Information Packet.


Have Questions? Contact Us.

Susan Spezzini, PhD
Program Director
By Phone: 205-934-8357
By E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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