Special Education M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Strand, Charles


Music is so many things! Music is enjoyable, fun, happy, calming, and unpredictable. Music is also sad, lonely, busy, unsettling, and disturbing. Students of any age can learn so much from music, such as: learning an instrument; playing in an ensemble, symphony, orchestra, or choir; learning the history of a composer; playing scales; and learning about music theory. Students without disabilities learn about music and their instruments by participating in band, orchestra, choir, ensembles, and general music. Students with disabilities should have the same opportunities to participate in these musical activities, and be provided with extra support, modifications, accommodations, a paraprofessional, motivation, extra love, extra time, persuasion, and/or encouragement. Music is beneficial for all students with and without special needs. Oftentimes, music educators need an extra hand in making the most of their music classes to benefit students of all ability levels. Music teachers, administrators, special education teachers, counselors, paraprofessionals, and general education teachers can all do their part in providing the best education for our students with special needs so all students benefit from music education.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis