Document Type

Special Project

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education


Professional Studies


Special Education

First Advisor

Jeong-il Cho, Ph.D., Chair

Committee Members

Jeong-il Cho, Ph.D., Chair, Rama Cousik, Ph.D.,Peggy A. Farlow, MAE, MT-BC, Jane M. Leatherman, Ph.D.

Date of Award



A needs assessment in the form of a teacher survey was given to 14 early childhood educators working with students with disabilities. The survey contained 13 questions that included how teachers define using music in their classrooms, how teachers feel about using music with their students, and how they are currently using music to help develop skills in mathematics and literacy. The results from the needs assessment showed that although these teachers use music in a variety of ways in their inclusive classrooms, they are not specifically using music activities in their mathematics and literacy planning and teaching.


Special Education and Teaching