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Learning Outcomes

B.A. in Music

Each student in this program, regardless of concentration, is expected to:

  1. demonstrate competence in musicianship, to include: aural skills, and knowledge and application of music theory;

  2. demonstrate competence in musical performance on his/her primary instrument, with particular emphasis on technical precision; and

  3. demonstrate competence in basic piano playing skills.

B.S. in Music Education*

Each student in this program is expected to:

  1. demonstrate competence in musicianship, to include: aural skills, and knowledge and application of music theory;

  2. demonstrate competence in musical performance on his/her primary instrument, with particular emphasis on technical precision;

  3. demonstrate competence in basic piano playing skills appropriate to a PK-12 music educator; and

  4. exhibit knowledge of instructional methods as they pertain to choral, instrumental, and general music education.

  5. demonstrate application of pedagogy and instructional methods as they pertain to choral, instrumental, and general music education.

*Also applicable to students in the certification-only program

M.S. in Music Education

Each student in this program is expected to:

  1. exhibit knowledge of different philosophies of music education and develop a personal philosophical foundation for his/her career;

  2. exhibit knowledge of current issues and trends in music education and education;

  3. demonstrate the ability to organize, interpret, synthesize, and evaluate knowledge in music, music education, and education;

  4. demonstrate competence in oral, written, and communication skills and the ability to disseminate knowledge in a scholarly, coherent, and organized manner; and

  5. demonstrate the ability evaluate research in music education, and to conduct research.

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