Ronald P. Kos, Jr.


Assistant Professor of Music, Music Education


BM, MM, Northwestern University; PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison


855 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 218


Dr. Kos is the coordinator of the graduate teacher licensure program. He teaches graduate courses in Psychology & Sociology and Research Methods and undergraduate courses including Instrumental Lab and Introduction to Music Education, in addition to supervising student teachers. Prior to his appointment at Boston University, he taught undergraduate courses in music education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He taught instrumental, choral, and general music in Illinois and Wisconsin. His research interests include critical analyses of education policy, the implementation of state and federal education policy and the effects of those policies on music education, and the development pre-service teachers’ identities and belief systems. His articles have appeared in Arts Education Policy Review, Visions of Research in Music Education, the Journal of Artistic and Creative Education, and Massachusetts Music News. His professional affiliations include memberships in The American Educational Research Association, the Society for Music Teacher Education, the National Association for Music Education Education, The International Society for Music Education, the College Music Society, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.