Black Lives Matter. Our Black students and colleagues face systemic racism and institutional violence on a daily basis. As we prepare our future music educators to face the complex realities of their classrooms and communities, we strive to listen, learn, and grow. The UNT Division of Music Education, collectively and individually, is committed to reflection, action, and change. We stand by those opposing racism in all its forms.
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. Sean Powell at Sean.Powell@unt.edu or contact the UNT College of Music.