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BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN MUSIC EDUCATION

OVERARCHING

  • The School of Music Bachelor of Music graduate demonstrates synthesis of all degree-related student learning outcomes (degree-specific, overall musicianship, knowledge, and skill) through expertise displayed in the degree capstone experience (see student learning outcomes and capstone experiences/assessment for designated degree).
  • The School of Music Bachelor of Music graduate demonstrates musical expertise by displaying musicianship expected for distinctive success in the professional field.
  • The School of Music Bachelor of Music graduate demonstrates competency of foundational musical knowledge related to music theory, analysis, and history.
  • The School of Music Bachelor of Music graduate demonstrates proficiency in musical skills related to aural skills and keyboard musicianship, and to a functional competence in music technology.

MUSIC EDUCATION

  • Content Knowledge: The Bachelor of Music in Music Education graduate demonstrates a rich, thorough understanding of content and skill knowledge (processes of creating, performing, and describing), theories, and issues comprising the discipline (proficiency in performance/musicianship, conducting, and rehearsing), including an understanding of cognitive, physical, and social development.
  • Planning and Instruction/Implementation: The Bachelor of Music in Music Education graduate plans and implements effective, developmentally appropriate (intellectually, physically, socially, and psychologically) lessons and curricula based upon sound principles of content knowledge, skill development, and pedagogy. The graduate implements the National Standards in Music Education and uses appropriate materials and strategies to develop students’ critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
  • Positive Learning Environment: The Bachelor of Music in Music Education graduate creates safe, healthy, dynamic, and motivational learning environments that encourage every student to meet standards, to develop independence, to become actively involved, and to trust, take risks, and collaborate.
  • Diversity: The Bachelor of Music in Music Education graduate understands and celebrates the unique nature, abilities, cultures, and characteristics of all learners, including literacy and second language acquisition, and is able to modify instruction so everyone can be successful. The graduate also believes that all students can and should have rich and diverse musical experiences and is committed to teach music in a diverse society to all people regardless of individual difference or ability
  • Technology: The Bachelor of Music in Music Education graduate effectively utilizes technology to enhance students’ learning and professional growth.
  • Assessment: The Bachelor of Music in Music Education graduate develops and utilizes a variety of assessment approaches designed to evaluate student learning and performance, encourages student reflection and self-evaluation, provides feedback, and shapes future lesson planning and curricula.
  • Collaboration and Outreach: The Bachelor of Music in Music Education graduate fosters positive relationships and collaborates with a variety of target groups (e.g. students, colleagues, families, local community members, etc.) in order to promote and enhance partnerships within the learning environment.
  • Professional Development: The Bachelor of Music in Music Education graduate continually seeks to expand knowledge and improve effectiveness as a teacher, to make positive professional contributions, and to exhibit the professional disposition of an emerging teacher. The graduate reflects on teaching, students’ performance, and developments in the field to extend knowledge and refine a personal philosophy of music education.

GENERAL STUDIES

  • The Bachelor of Music graduate demonstrates the ability to find and use relevant information from a variety of sources to communicate sophisticated viewpoints regarding music and other subjects.
  • The Bachelor of Music graduate demonstrates fundamental knowledge of at least one discipline in the social/behavioral sciences: anthropology, economics, politics, psychology, and sociology.
  • The Bachelor of Music graduate demonstrates fundamental knowledge of at least one discipline in the humanities—art history, English, history, foreign languages, philosophy, religious studies, and speech communication.
  • The Bachelor of Music graduate demonstrates fundamental quantitative skill or scientific understanding through study in one of the following: biology, chemistry, health sciences, mathematics, and physics.
  • The Bachelor of Music graduate demonstrates significant skills in written communication.

MASTER OF MUSIC IN MUSIC IN EDUCATION

OVERARCHING

The School of Music Master of Music/Science graduate demonstrates synthesis of designated degree-related student learning outcomes (degree-specific, overall musicianship, knowledge, and/or skill) through expertise displayed in the degree capstone experience (see student learning outcomes and capstone experiences/assessment for designated degree).

The School of Music Master of Music/Science graduate demonstrates musical expertise by displaying musicianship expected for distinctive success in the professional field.

The School of Music Master of Music/Science graduate demonstrates competency of foundational musical knowledge related to music theory, analysis, and history.

MUSIC EDUCATION

The Master of Music/Science in Music Education graduate displays synthesis and application by demonstrating changes in teaching (pedagogy) and thinking (philosophy) resulting from the coursework and experiences.

The Master of Music/Science in Music Education graduate possesses a well-considered and implemented personal philosophy of music education based upon a sound rationale for the inclusion of music education in the schools.

The Master of Music/Science in Music Education graduate has an in-depth knowledge of the historical and philosophical perspectives of music and the aesthetic/praxial experience.

The Master of Music/Science in Music Education graduate has an in-depth knowledge of learning theories.

The Master of Music/Science in Music Education graduate has an in-depth knowledge of current developments and major personalities in the field of music education as well as research and general materials associated with pedagogy and broad music topics. 

The Master of Music/Science in Music Education graduate has an in-depth knowledge of a variety of large ensemble (band, orchestra or chorus) literature and rehearsal techniques for the area of specialization, suitable for the elementary, junior high/middle school or senior high school performing group.

The Master of Music in Music/Science graduate displays the teaching qualities and dispositions of an outstanding music educator.