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Music Education Majors and Minors

The Music, Human Development, and Learning degree offers students preparation to become educational leaders in K-12 and community-based settings. At Augsburg, we emphasize the importance of relationships in teaching and center educational experiences that are relevant to students’ identities and lived experiences. Through coursework, students in the Music, Human Development, and Learning program become well-versed in methods of supporting students across the lifespan (infant through senior citizen) and include performing, creating, responding, and connecting to music in multiple types of educational settings. The Music, Human Development, and Learning major has two tracks: the K-12 Licensure track and the Community-Based track.

Augsburg University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Music, Human Development, and Learning: K-12 Licensure Track

The Music, Human Development, and Learning degree with K-12 licensure supports students as they complete both coursework and licensure requirements. We are a fully accredited program (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board) and Augsburg University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Upon successful completion of the major requirements, which include ensemble and lesson participation, coursework, and field experience hours in schools, students take part in 12 weeks of student teaching at a local public school.

Music, Human Development, and Learning: Community-Based Track

The Music, Human Development, and Learning degree and Community-Based track, is a dynamic degree that supports students in developing leadership and pedagogical skills to support music making in a variety of educational settings with a wide variety of people. Through this degree, students learn broad educational principles while also shaping their degree towards individualized goals. At the end of coursework, students complete a 12 week internship where they receive hands-on experience and training.

More About the Program

Faculty

Dr. Mallory Alekna

Dr. Mallory Alekna
Assistant Professor – Music, Human Development, and Learning
Anderson Music Hall, Music Suite
alekna@augsburg.edu