Music Education: Instrumental

Program Options


Traditional Masters (M.Ed.)*

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

*distance learning degree option


Program Profile


Department of Curriculum
and Teaching

The Music Education Instrumental program prepares instrumental music teachers for grades K-12. The program strives to produce teachers with the capacity to create musical experiences that lead to appreciation for creation and performance, understanding of the role of music in daily living, and opportunity to develop musical skills and knowledge for all children and adolescents. Digital technologies are used in all music education courses as means to develop the musician-teacher. The program works in close collaboration with the Department of Music in the College of Liberal Arts.

Distance Learning Option

Distance program offerings in Music Education: Instrumental include only the traditional master’s degree. Courses are primarily offered synchronously via online. Students are required to attend a 2-day seminar on campus each summer. Contact the Program Coordinator for additional program specific information relating to technology, exam, software/hardware, and technical competence requirements.

Additional Distance Education Information

Accreditation and Approvals

Auburn University holds regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Auburn University’s College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The bachelor’s and master’s programs in Music Education are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and approved by the Alabama State Board of Education. In addition, the State of Alabama signs the National Association of State Directors of Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement which facilitates the applications of graduates when they apply for certification in other states.

Student Organizations

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

Program Faculty

Nancy Barry

 Kathy King

Jane Kuehne 

Dr. Nancy Barry
Professor and Program Coordinator
334.844.6787

Dr. Katherine King
Clinical Lecturer
334.844.6877

Dr. Jane Kuehne
Associate Professor
334.844.6852

Kimberly Walls

Dr. Kimberly Walls
Professor and
Department Head
334.844.4434

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2014

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