Music Education: Vocal

Program Options

Traditional Masters (M.Ed.)*

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Graduate Certificate in Community Music

*distance learning degree option

Program Profile

Department of Curriculum
and Teaching

The Music Education program prepares vocal 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: Vocal 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

Dr. Jane Kuehne
Associate Professor


Kimberly Walls


Dr. Kimberly Walls
Professor and
Department Head

Last Updated: Dec 11, 2014

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