Date of Defense



Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies

First Advisor

Elizabeth Brown

Second Advisor

Jeff Harkins


The National Standards for Arts Education (NSAE) is a vital force behind the success of arts education programs in our public schools. Most arts education programs began through private funding, and these programs sparked the development of the Standards. The Standards were developed to rationalize the purpose of these programs. Today, they are used nationwide to provide guidelines for arts education curriculum. The Standards were developed by the Consortium of National Arts Education Associations under the guidance of the National Committee for the Standards in the Arts. In 1994, the Music Educators National Conference published a pamphlet which outlines the purpose, goals, and benefits of arts education.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only