Music Education MA

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Musicianship
    Students demonstrate advanced competencies in music education that should include the skills, knowledge and contextual understandings required for the performance of, creation of and response to a variety of music in a variety of settings.

  2. Theoretical Understandings
    Students develop graduate-level perspectives on contemporary issues and problems in music education; Students gain knowledge and skills in one or more fields of music outside the major such as performance, conducting, theory and analysis, and history and literature.

  3. Teaching Practice.
    Students develop their teaching practice through classwork that emphasizes the extension of specialized performance and pedagogy competencies for music teachers. In addition, students should gain knowledge and skills in one or more fields of music outside the major such as performance, conducting, theory and analysis, and history and literature that will support their classroom practice.

  4. Research Skills
    Students should develop research, writing and scholarship skills through theoretical studies and research projects in music education. These skills serve as an indicator of a student’s capacity to work independently to solve issues in their classroom and the greater profession.