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At UAB, our 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 is accredited and nationally recognized by the National Association of Schools of Music it also 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. Students in these programs can perform in the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center or present at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) on UAB's campus.

Information Packets and Sessions

If you are already a certified teacher, you will be pursuing the traditional master's degree; 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 ProgramInformation Packet 
Arts Education Graduate Programs Download  
Music Education Graduate Programs Download  

For More Information

  • Susan Spezzini - Arts Education Program Director
  • Lindsay Parris - Visual Arts 
  • Patrick Evans - Chair of the Music Department
  • Denise Gainey - Music Education
  • Brian Kittredge - Music Education
  • Sean Murray - Music Education
  • Cara Morantz - Music Education

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