MED - Music Education

MED 2500 Piano Skills for the Music Classroom Cr. 2

Continuation of MUA 2795. Additional practice with functional skills needed in music classroom. Students acquire a repertoire of musical selections commonly used in the educational setting. Offered Winter.

Prerequisite: MUA 2795, with a minimum grade of C

MED 3500 Introduction to Music Education Cr. 2

Course work includes lesson-plan writing, introduction to methodologies, and participating in teaching experiences. Exploration of philosophical, historical, psychological, and cultural/social foundations of the profession in the context of practical exercises. Offered Fall.

MED 3510 Teaching General Music Cr. 2

Developing a knowledge base for teaching general music including application of learning theories, developmental characteristics of children, and appropriate literature, materials, and resources. Emphasis on structuring successful learning experiences through effective planning, delivery, and evaluation of music instruction for students in grades K-12. Offered Winter.

Prerequisite: MED 3500, with a minimum grade of C

MED 3990 Directed Study Cr. 1-3

Offered Fall, Winter.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Junior, Senior or Post Bachelor; enrollment is limited to students with a major in Music or Music Honors.

Repeatable for 6 Credits

MED 4510 Vocal Music in Schools I Cr. 3

Course expands and develops the knowledge base and teaching competencies introduced in MED 3510. Class activities explore strategies for engaging children in a variety of musical experiences that align with state and national standards. Fieldwork in the schools provides an opportunity to apply and refine specific teaching skills within a real-world setting. Emphasis on K-6 elementary music classroom. Offered Fall.

Prerequisite: MED 3500, with a minimum grade of C

MED 4530 Vocal Music in Schools II Cr. 3

Role of choral and vocal music education in secondary schools. Class activities, readings, and fieldwork focus on curriculum development, repertoire, score analysis, rehearsal planning, rehearsal techniques, vocal pedagogy and assessment. Organizational and managerial aspects such as recruitment, budgeting and scheduling are also included. Offered Winter.

Prerequisite: MED 4510, with a minimum grade of C

MED 4540 Instrumental Music in the Schools I Cr. 3

Teaching techniques, materials and organization of instrumental music in elementary schools. Offered Fall.

Prerequisite: MUA 1720, with a minimum grade of C ; MUA 1730, with a minimum grade of C ; MUA 1740, with a minimum grade of C ; MUA 1750, with a minimum grade of C ; MUA 1760, with a minimum grade of C ; MED 3500, with a minimum grade of C

MED 4550 Instrumental Music in the Schools II Cr. 3

Teaching techniques, materials and organization of instrumental music in secondary schools. Offered Winter.

Prerequisite: MED 4540, with a minimum grade of C

MED 4560 Practicum in Music Education Cr. 2

Practicum provides field experiences in elementary or secondary school settings prior to full-time student teaching. Students apprentice with a cooperating teacher while assisting, observing and teaching throughout the semester. A minimum of 15 hours per week in an approved classroom is required. Offered Fall, Winter.

Prerequisite: MED 3500, with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the College of Education.

MED 4570 Student Teaching and Seminar Cr. 8

Directed teaching in schools at grade levels for which advanced students are preparing for certification. Seminars feature discussion of important educational issues. Offered Fall, Winter.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the College of Education.

MED 5550 Choral Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques Cr. 3

Conducting and rehearsal methods and materials for secondary schools. No credit for M.Mus. in conducting or music education. Offered Winter.

Prerequisite: MUA 3670, with a minimum grade of C

MED 5560 Secondary School Music Workshop Cr. 2

Group participation in the study of class materials and teaching procedures for secondary music teachers. Offered Spring/Summer.

Repeatable for 4 Credits

MED 5590 Applications of Technology in Music Teaching Cr. 2

Presentation of techniques and strategies for utilizing various hardware and software applications in classroom music instruction. Emphasis on evolving technologies, including collaborative media, smart technology, and interactive smartboard class materials. Offered Fall.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Music.

MED 6540 Instrumental Music Workshop Cr. 2

Current problems, procedures and materials pertaining to development of the instrumental music program in the schools. Offered Spring/Summer.

Repeatable for 4 Credits

MED 7990 Directed Study in Music Education Cr. 1-3

Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeatable for 6 Credits

MED 7999 Master's Essay Direction Cr. 3

Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Candidate Masters; enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MED 8999 Master's Thesis Direction Cr. 1-8

Preparation of M.M. thesis project in music education. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Master of Music program; enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Master of Music degree.