Music Teacher Education. A program that prepares individuals to teach music and music appreciation programs at various educational levels.
College of Liberal Arts
Program Learning Outcomes
Understand and be able to apply analytical, aural, and keyboard skills in a variety of musical situations.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a diverse body of music in its historical and cultural context, and articulate the relationships between music, the arts, and other disciplines.
Apply music technology in its various forms for teaching, performance, composition, and scholarly pursuits.
Apply principles of technique and musicianship appropriate to the intermediate level in the performance of music from diverse styles and time periods in both solo and ensemble settings on their primary instrument or vocal area, and to the basic level for a variety of instruments and vocal areas supporting music instruction at the K-12 levels.
Demonstrate ability to think critically and act independently at a high level as a life-long musical teacher, creator, scholar, and performer.
Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively -- musically, verbally and in writing — and adapt to diverse contexts and audiences.
Write and execute lesson plans and curricula based on content knowledge, children’s musical development, and state standards, with the goal of developing their student’s ability for musical thinking, knowledge, and skills.
Candidates will demonstrate classroom leadership skills including vocal inflection, eye contact, and giving clear directions.