Music Education (B.A.) - Outcomes

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Program Objectives and Learning Outcomes, B.A. Music Education

 

Program Objectives – Music

 Learning Outcomes – Music

Upon successful completion of the degree:

Supporting Courses

1.To develop knowledge and skills of aural perception and sight singing including harmony and part writing techniques from a variety of periods.
 
1.Students will demonstrate musicianship skills in both aural perception and sight singing relative to music in a variety of periods, styles and genres. They will be able to express ideas musically through vocal and instrumental performance. 

FAS 211

FAS 212

FAS 311

FAS 312

2.To develop the skills and an understanding of analysis and composition of music in a variety of styles, periods, and genres in both western European tradition and non-western cultures.  2.Students will demonstrate skills in the knowledge of music theory including: counterpoint, harmony, analysis and composition.

FAS 211

FAS 212

FAS 311

FAS 312

EDU 351

EDU 352

3.To develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of  American, Western, and non-western musical history.

 3.Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of historical musical styles, compositional techniques, and performance practices of various cultures and style periods.

FAS 351

FAS 352

FAS 451

4.To develop knowledge and skills on a major instrument or voice which includes performance of a cross-section of the music from the complete repertory of the instrument or voice studied, the development of appropriate technical skills requisite for artistic self-expression, and the development of the ability to read at sight  4.Students will demonstrate a mastery of technical skills, including: Major and minor scales and modes, intervals, triads, chords, chord progressions, and learn a representative repertoire for their major instrument or voice. They will also be able to sight-read music to a satisfactory degree, as judged by their instructors.

FAS 130/140

FAS 250

 5.To develop performance and leadership skills in both small and large ensembles.  5.Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to lead both small and large ensembles.

FAS 130

FAS 140

EDU 351

EDU 352

 6.To develop knowledge and skills in the legal use of technology as it applies to notating, arranging, recording, and composing music.  6.Students will demonstrate proficiency in work with multimedia, and acquire technological skills suitable for the documentation and presentation of educational activities. Students will create compositions and improvisations utilizing technology, and gain an understanding of historical developments leading to the current state of technology.

FAS 211

FAS 212

FAS 311

FAS 312

FAS 250

7.To prepare students for a wide range of further educational and vocational activities that includes music as a component.  7.Students will demonstrate an understanding of the career options available and strategies for achieving their goals.

FAS 250

EDU 266

Program Objectives – Music Education

 Learning Outcomes – Music Education

 
 1.To develop an understanding of child development and the identification and understanding of the principles of learning.  1.Students will demonstrate an understanding of the theories and theorists of child development, the various principles of learning and the multiple ways in which children learn in diverse cultures and settings.

EDU 200

EDU 261-266

SPED 260

 2.To develop an understanding of philosophical and social foundations underlying music in education and from these, to develop a personal philosophy of music education  2.Students will be familiar with the taxonomies on which the rationale for music education is based and will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical and social foundations underlying music in education. The student will be able to express a personal philosophy for music education based on pre-existing research and thought. EDU 261-266
 3.To develop the ability to measure, evaluate, and report what students know and are able to do in ill-structured content domains such as music as it relates to the New Hampshire frameworks and those of bordering states.  3.Students will demonstrate an understanding of   evaluative techniques, both formative and summative in nature. Students will develop an understanding of how to create authentic formative and summative evaluative techniques and apply them in measuring both the musical progress of students and the objectives and procedures of the curriculum.

 EDU 208

EDU 261-266

EDU 351-352

 4.To develop musical and pedagogical skills which prepare students to be certified as music educators at the primary and secondary levels.  4. Students will demonstrate: a mastery of the basic pedagogy on individual classroom, and ensemble instruction, critical analysis skills as an observer in a school setting, basic strategies in the sequencing of instruction, and the basic knowledge of the music education profession: its infrastructure as well as specific methods and materials for informed instruction.

 EDU 251-256

EDU 261-266

 5.To develop a basic knowledge of methods and materials currently utilized in Pre-K-12 music education settings.   Students will be knowledgeable of professional resources in the field of music education and demonstrate various strategies to reach diverse learning styles and settings. They will have an understanding of the infrastructure and politics of the public school system and its procedures. EDU 261-266
 6.To fully understand professional disposition required of SNHU students, from pre-service through active employment as a music educator.  6.Students will know the professional disposition requirements. They will be able to identify the professional characteristics of a successful teacher, from initial certification to retirement. Students will create journals and participate in blogs and cohort discussions concerning their observations and questions regarding their theoretical studies in music education and their classroom observations and practicum. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the career options available and strategies for achieving their goals.

EDU 200

EDU 261-266