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Music Education (PhD)

Mission
The Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education degree prepares students to become informed, responsible citizens with the tools to succeed and communicate effectively as music educators of the 21st century. Specifically, the Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education degree prepares students for careers as public school music administrators or college-level teachers. Such development requires a comprehensive knowledge of the psychological, social and musical values in music education; theories of learning as applied to music education; historical and theoretical properties of music education; and scholarly and research techniques required for understanding and investigating problems in music and education.


Learning Outcomes

Historical Foundations
Graduating students in the Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education Degree Program demonstrate comprehensive abilities to apply historical research findings and methods in music and education as associated with the historical study of: (a) music education globally, (b) public school music in the U.S. at the elementary, secondary and higher education levels, (c) music of past time periods, and (d) music performance areas.

Pedagogical Foundations
Graduating students in the Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education Degree Program demonstrate comprehensive abilities to apply pedagogical research findings and best practices in music and education as associated with:

  1. teaching effectiveness in P-12 schools and higher education,
  2. educational administration,
  3. curriculum development,
  4. multimedia technologies in music education,
  5. contemporary trends and critical issues in music and education,
  6. diversity in music teaching and learning environments, and
  7. pubic/interpersonal relationship skills and knowledge.
Philosophical Foundations
Graduating students in the Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education Degree Program demonstrate comprehensive abilities to apply philosophical research findings and methods in music and education as associated with:

  1. musical values,
  2. varying ideologies in education and arts criticism,
  3. interdisciplinary arts in education,
  4. integrated arts across educational curricula, and
  5. varying aesthetic ideologies applied to music education and performance.
Psychological Foundations
Graduating students in the Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education Degree Program demonstrate comprehensive abilities to apply psychological research findings in music and education as associated with:

  1. psychoacoustics and acoustics of music,
  2. music perception and cognition,
  3. educational Psychology and human learning theories,
  4. human music development,
  5. human physiology related to music behaviors, and
  6. measuring and evaluating music behaviors.
Sociological Foundations
Graduating students in the Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education Degree Program demonstrate comprehensive abilities to apply sociological research findings in music and education as associated with:

  1. social and cultural music characteristics and values,
  2. relationships among aesthetic/artistic and socio-cultural values and beliefs,
  3. music anthropology and origins, and
  4. varying viewpoints relating to the functions/uses of music in diverse societies and cultures.
Comprehensive Musicianship
Graduating students in the Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education Degree Program demonstrate comprehensive musicianship as a required and essential orientation for music educators and researchers and as associated with:

  1. analytical skills and knowledge of theoretical constructs of music from various historical eras, and
  2. applications of music theory and history abilities to music performance (i.e., conducting, ensemble music performance, and/or solo music performance).
Research and Scholarship
Graduating students in the Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education Degree Program demonstrate comprehensive research abilities and scholarly orientations necessary for contributing new and revised knowledge to the development of theories and practices of music teaching and learning environments and using philosophical inquiry to inform all research and scholarship as associated with displaying proficiencies in the following:

  1. descriptive, experimental and historical research methods,
  2. computer and multimedia technologies, and
  3. Measurement and evaluation of music behaviors.
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