Document Type


Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Joseph S. Haruda

Second Committee Member

G. Russell Ross

Third Committee Member

M. L. Pettit


1. To determine the needs of the first grade teachers of the Bellevue Public Schools in the area of music by asking their assessment of the present system as it provides space, equipment, texts, supervision, and in-service opportunities. 2. To determine through comparison the effect of musical background, teaching experience, and college training on these needs. 3. To examine through related research, current attitudes toward music in the schools as well as the effect of the relationship of the self-contained classroom to the special areas, especially music. 4. To help create an awareness among the teachers contacted as to materials and aids available to them through the district. 5. To summarize the data in such a way that it might serve as a useful tool in determining how the needs of the teachers might be met.