It's our mission to help outstanding students become excellent music educators.
The Music Education area selects and prepares students based on one important, yet simple premise — that every student should have the best instruction possible. It is our objective to instill in the prospective teacher the ability to teach music effectively to every child, regardless of gender, race, ethnic origin, socioeconomic status or ability.
Our program exposes students to a variety of teaching techniques, learning structures, and academic environments through a variety of field experiences (pre-school through secondary levels), and a year long residency internship. The foundation of the Music Education area is based on a collaboration of current research and practical teaching, in which students are encouraged to seek, evaluate, and appropriately implement current ideas and developments in teaching.
The University of Memphis Music Education area offers Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees.
Areas of study within the Music Education area include:
For information on graduate studies in music education, see graduate music education.