2017-19 Undergraduate Catalog Course Descriptions

MUSED - Music Education
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
MUSED 165Introduction to Music Education1.00
Introduction to Music Education provides prospective music education students with an orientation to music teaching and learning. Students are introduced to philosophy, theories, and methods of music education and an overview of current trends in American music education. Includes observing in the schools and hands-on participation in music methods.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
MUSED 369Choral Pedagogy and Literature2.00
Survey of choral literature from a variety of historical periods, including the Renaissance, Baroque, Classico-Romantic, and modern periods; survey of choral literature appropriate for children's choirs and school choirs; choral warm-up procedures and exercises; and evaluation of pitch and rhythmic errors, tone, tuning, and blend issues.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of MUSI 380.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
MUSED 370General Music Methods3.00
Preparation for teaching and learning in general music grades Pre-K-8. Students study principles of learning, educational theories and philosophies as applied to music education, and that underpin the design of curriculum and instruction in general music. Under the broad aim that children and youth learn to respond to music, perform and create music in ways that support lifelong engagement in music, higher education students become aware of methodologies, materials, technologies, curricula and resources for teaching and learning in general music. In alignment with local, state and national standards for music education in the United States, and according to the physical, cognitive and emotional development of children and youths, students learn how to develop daily and unit lesson plans, how to design instruction and how to evaluate and assess student learning in general music education. Students learn techniques for age-appropriate classroom management. Students learn about various models and approaches to middle school general music. Students are directed to professional organizations, journals and research that support their future careers and the development of a personal philosophy of teaching and learning in music. Pre-Student Teaching Clinical Experience required.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
MUSED 371Choral Methods and Literature3.00
A study of the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully manage and teach choral ensembles in grades six through twelve: instructional planning, lesson development/implementation, cross-disciplinary skills, particular student needs at different grade levels, rehearsal techniques, choral warm-ups, changing voices, individual/ensemble assessment, classroom management, and curricular/program development. This course will also feature a brief survey of choral repertoire with an emphasis on literature appropriate for sixth through twelfth grade choral ensembles. Pre-Student Teaching Clinical Experience required
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
MUSED 382Elementary General Music Methods2.00
Preparation for teaching and learning in general music grades PreK-5 according to children's physical, cognitive and emotional development and current educational and philosophical theories as applied to music education. Students learn how to design curriculum, daily and unit lesson plans according to local, state and national standards for music education, and develop understanding and skills in instructional and assessment strategies common to American methods of music education. Includes fieldwork.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
MUSED 383Teaching Music in the Elementary School3.00
This course is a requirement for the elementary education degree. Designed to develop students' knowledge, skills and dispositions for integrating music into pre-K through 5th grade elementary classrooms. Students learn basic strategies in song teaching, classroom instrument playing, harmonizing of children's songs, integrated and interdisciplinary lesson design. Through the integration of music, students learn ways to engage children in developmentally appropriate learning that support various educational goals across disciplines and support children's cognitive, affetive, kinesthetic and social growth. School, community and ASL fieldwork.
Prerequisites:
Completion of MUSI 170, and admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
MUSED 384Secondary Choral Methods2.00
A study of the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully manage and teach a secondary choral program. Study of rehearsal technique and management issues is combined with examination of choral literature and performance practice.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of MUSI 380 and admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
MUSED 385Instrumental Methods2.00
Curriculum, materials, organization, conducting, and administration of instrumental music for the upper elementary grades and the secondary school.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
MUSED 386Secondary General Music Methods2.00
Preparation for teaching and learning in general music grades 6-12 according to the physical, cognitive and emotional development of youths and current educational and philosophical theories as applied to music education. Students learn how to design curriculum, daily and unit lesson plans, instruction and assessments according to local, state and national standards for music education in the United States. Additionally, students study course design and school scheduling for middle and high school education. Includes fieldwork.
Prerequisites:
Completion of MUSED 382 and admission to Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
MUSED 388Secondary Band and Orchestra Literature2.00
Survey of high school band and orchestra literature with emphasis on rehearsal problems, difficulties for individual instruments, and conducting problems.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year