Follow your passion and 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.

Undergraduate Majors

Master's Degrees

Learn more about our graduate programs

Download an information packet. If you are already a certified teacher, you will be pursuing the traditional MA or the EdS; please contact the program coordinator in that packet. If you are not a certified teacher and wish to become a teacher, please contact Dr. Susan Spezzini and attend an information session for the Alternative Master’s Program.

 Graduate Program Information Packet Information Session
Alternative Master's Program Download Mondays 5:00-6:30 pm
Traditional Master's Program Download Contact coordinator (See page 2 of information packet)
Educational Specialist Program Download Contact coordinator (See page 2 of information packet)

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.

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If you have questions, please contact:

Susan Spezzini, Ph.D.
Program Director
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