Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee
Date of First Reading: December 2, 2019
Date of Second Reading: February 3, 2020
Title of Motion: Request from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts – School of Music - for the name change of an undergraduate degree – from: Music Education – to: Music Learning and Teaching
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The School of Music proposes a name change to the Bachelor of Music, Music Education to Music Learning and Teaching. This change communicates how the program addresses music learning and teaching in the most inclusive and diverse settings possible. The name change also avoids misperceptions that the program focuses solely on K-12 music education. The phrase music education has strong associations with K-12 contexts. While the undergraduate and graduate programs lead to K-12 certification, it now prepares students for varied career pathways that may or may not include K-12 schools.