Master of Education Goals and Objectives

Program Goals and Objectives

#1: To foster an appreciation and value for diversity within instructional and organizational environments.

Learning Outcomes—Students will

  • Develop and implement new approaches for working with diverse student groups.
  • Communicate an understanding of the ways in which race, ethnicity, and/or gender are socially constructed.

#2: To provide a comprehensive understanding of research methods leading to fluency in reading, applying, and disseminating research in education.

Learning Outcomes—Students will

  • Apply concepts of educational research methodologies in thesis and/or project-based assignments.
  • Foster engagement in academic discourse with peer educators designed to clarify and persuasively communicate one’s own beliefs.

#3: To prepare students to advance in their profession and given discipline by becoming communicators, mentors, and leaders in the ever-changing field of education.

Learning Outcomes—Students will

  • Engage in activities and classroom experiences that will promote community and foster strategies for the development of life-long learning and professional and service-related collaboration.
  • Demonstrate their abilities and understandings to enhance instructional effectiveness, peer mentoring, and impact in the professional community.

#4: To provide a rigorous study of relevant topics and the pedagogical skills necessary for teaching 21st-century children in diverse K-12 settings.

Learning Outcomes—Students will

  • Develop and implement contemporary approaches to teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrate resiliency in addressing non-academic barriers in learning.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how children learn and develop pedagogical strategies to foster optimal music education experiences.


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