Welcome to UNT Music Education!

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. Warren Henry at Warren.Henry@unt.edu or contact the UNT College of Music.

If you want to see what the Music Education department is up to, please visit our community engagement page on Facebook!

Student Spotlight

Graduate Student: Christina Svec

"In the Division of Music Education, we have so many master pedagogues and researchers who are willing to sacrifice their time and share their knowledge. Working with them has had a tremendous influence in shaping who I am, who I will become, and how I will approach my future students. I look forward to carrying my UNT pedigree with pride and will always work to be the best reflection of my learning as possible." 

Undergraduate Student: Aimee Cho

"I really enjoy my life as a UNT student. I am in my fourth year and final semester as a String Music Education major. Each morning when I wake up to go student teach, I feel prepared for what lies ahead. I have found numerous valuable teaching opportunities each week at UNT through the UNT String Project, and I have met extremely supportive members of the faculty who have catapulted me out of my comfort zone and into vital teaching experiences in the classroom and the field. Peer teaching in my upper level classes was one of the hardest, yet most rewarding experiences in my undergraduate career. Feedback and critical evaluation from fellow pre-service teachers along with seasoned teachers is a powerful medium of learning. My degree here at UNT has allowed me to sharpen my teaching skills and realize my potential as a future music educator of Texas."