Academic Courses  

Music Education Courses 

  • MUS E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education (2 cr.) C: EDUC M101 Field Experience. Introduction to the development of instructional materials and professional artifacts through observations, peer teaching, and the application of technological resources. A grade of C+ or higher is required.
  • MUS E230 Teaching Music through Performance (2 cr.) P: E130 Introduction to Music Learning or E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education. Preparation of lecture/ demonstrations in music, including selection of topics and literature, administration, and evaluation. Ensembles composed of students enrolled in the class perform productions at community sites such as schools, hospitals, and service clubs.
  • MUS E231 General Music Methods K-12 (2 cr.) P: E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education; C: EDUC M201 Laboratory/ Field Experience (0 cr.), which requires 15 hours of fieldwork. Principles of musical development and curriculum planning applied to the teaching of general music in schools, including special populations. The application of computer technologies to the teaching of general music and music appreciation is examined. A grade of C+ or higher is required.
  • MUS E241 Introduction to Music Fundamentals (2-3 cr.) Designed to aid elementary majors in the School of Education in learning to sing and read music.
  • MUS E400 Undergraduate Readings in Music Education (arr. cr.) This course is exempt from the Incomplete rule.
  • MUS E410 Topics in Music Education and Pedagogy (3 cr.) P: Junior standing in the Jacobs School of Music or consent of instructor. Focus on aspects of music education and pedagogy relevant to students enrolled in the degree programs Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Science in Music; the course is not intended to fulfill Bachelor of Music Education requirements. E410 emphasizes theory and research in music education and pedagogy. The scope of topics will include music teaching in private and small group settings, the role of music in society, women in music, research in music pedagogy, philosophy, psychology, and sociology of music. May be repeated for different topics.
  • MUS E420 Methods and Materials for Teaching String Music (2 cr.) String teaching materials, methods, and techniques for use with K-12 students.
  • MUS E491 Senior Seminar in Music Education (3 cr.) P: EDUC M482 Student Teaching. Issues in the profession of music education, synthesis of student teaching experiences, and the development of a plan for personal growth as a teacher.
  • MUS E502 The Practice of Music Teaching (3 cr.) An overview of learning theories and curriculum design related to specific music education fields. Includes an investigation of general learning theories and application of these to choral, general, and instrumental music teaching situations. Field experience component will provide opportunities for observation of area teachers and implementation of curriculum with area students.
  • MUS E516 Instructional Programs and Learning in Music (3 cr.) The application of theories of musical learning to the selection and sequencing of content in a variety of learning settings.
  • MUS E517 Sociology of Music (3 cr.) Discussions and informal lectures on aspects of the sociology of music viewed from the perspective of process.  Course Description
  • MUS E518 Foundations of Music Education (3 cr.) Interdisciplinary approach, including aspects of philosophy, psychology, aesthetics, and sociology.
  • MUS E519 Psychology of Music (3 cr.) Functions of the musical mind; factors in the development of musical skills and maturity.
  • MUS E520 Seminar in Music Education for Master’s Degree Students (2 cr.) P or C: E518 Foundations of Music Education. Required of master’s degree students in music education. Two meetings a week. Reports on research by students or faculty members.
  • MUS E521 The Children’s Chorus (3 cr.) Vocal and choral techniques, literature, and organizational practices appropriate to children’s choral ensembles.
  • MUS E522 Music in Early Childhood (3 cr.) A survey of research literature in musical development and applications to the selection of materials and teaching methods for the preschool- and kindergarten-aged child.
  • MUS E523 Music in Special Education (3 cr.) Methods and materials for the musical education of learners with special characteristics. Emphasis on adaptive procedures for mainstream education students.
  • MUS E524 Exploratory Teaching in General Music K-12 (3 cr.) For graduate students in music education who have teaching experience. Comprehensive study of the general music program, including new techniques, materials, and literature.
  • MUS E525 Supervision of Music in the Public Schools (3 cr.) Functions and techniques of music supervision; problems of music consultants; in-service training for classroom teachers; and administration of school music programs.
  • MUS E527 Advanced Instrumental Methods (3 cr.) Application of current teaching techniques to group instrumental instruction. Designed for students with previous teaching experience.
  • MUS E528 Advanced Choral Methods and Materials (3 cr.) Advanced choral methods for the practicing teacher or advanced student. Literature survey for secondary school environment. Resources and methodology leading to a comprehensive choral curriculum.
  • MUS E529 Special Topics in Music Education (2-3 cr.) Selected topics in music education practice and research, including instructional methods; historical, philosophical, psychological, and social foundations; and contemporary issues in music education. The course may be repeated under different topic designations
  • MUS E530 Learning Processes in Music (3 cr.) Descriptive and prescriptive conditions of musical learning and development. Included are interdisciplinary studies of learning involving musical, psychological, physiological, cultural, and sociological factors.
  • MUS E531 Research Methods in Music I (3 cr.) Nature of research and scientific method; application to problems of music research. Critique of research studies.
  • MUS E532 Research Methods in Music II (3 cr.) Problem definition; development of research design. Probability and sampling procedure. Techniques for the location, collection, quantification, and treatment of data. Research report required.
  • MUS E533 Research in Music Education (arr. cr.) P: E532 Research Methods in Music II or consent of instructor. This course is exempt from the Incomplete rule.
  • MUS E535 Measurement, Evaluation, and Guidance in Music (3 cr.) Standardized tests, classroom or studio marking, auditioning, and adjudication; evaluation of aptitude in light of professional and educational criteria; and use of data in counseling.
  • MUS E545 Guided Professional Experiences (arr. cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Further development of professional skills in teaching, supervision, and administration by means of laboratory techniques and use of Jacobs School of Music facilities and resources. Evidence required of competency to carry out independent work.
  • MUS E551 Seminar in Instrumental Teaching (3 cr.) Principles of the pedagogy of individual instruments applied to private and group instruction. Members of the performance faculty will participate in discussions.
  • MUS E557 Band Arranging for Graduate Students (3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Practical arranging of music for concert, marching, and pep bands. Transcriptions of appropriate selections from piano, organ, or orchestral literature.
  • MUS E559 Instrumental Pedagogy (1-3 cr.) P: Graduate standing. Pedagogy classes pertaining to the individual instruments.
  • MUS E561 Special Topics in Choral Methods (1-3 cr.)
  • MUS E568 Administration of Instrumental Groups (3 cr.) Supervision of school bands and orchestras: student personnel, financing, program construction, rehearsal techniques, festival participation, physical plant, and repair of instruments.
  • MUS E599 Practicum in Music Education (3 cr.) P: E598 Practicum/Thesis Proposal in Music Education. Research-based practical or creative project or investigation (may be a phase of a cooperative study or an independent project).
  • MUS E598 Practicum/Thesis Proposal in Music Education (0 cr.) P: Consent of the instructor. Enrollment required prior to the final semester of coursework. Development of Practicum or Thesis methodology and analysis procedures.
  • MUS E600 Thesis in Music Education (3 cr.) P: E598 Practicum/Thesis Proposal in Music Education. Quantitative or qualitative scholarly research document.
  • MUS E616 Curriculum in Music Education (3 cr.) P: E518 Foundations of Music Education and consent of instructor. Purpose, problems, development, and current trends in music curricular structures in elementary, secondary, and higher education.
  • MUS E618 History and Philosophy of Music Education (3 cr.) P: E518 Foundations of Music Education. The interaction of the theory and practice of music education with historical and philosophical developments in the European/ American tradition.
  • MUS E625 Administration of Music in Higher Education (3 cr.) Administration problems, curricular content, securing of teaching personnel and equipment, planning of music buildings, and other duties attendant upon the administrator of a music department or school of music.
  • MUS E658 Music Education Doctoral Seminar I (2 cr.) Required of doctoral students in music education. Two meetings a week. Reports on research by students or faculty members.
  • MUS E635 College Music Teaching (3 cr.) Theory of teaching, philosophic assumptions, aesthetic theories, approaches to education, implications for teaching music education, music history and literature, and music theory courses.
  • MUS E659 Music Education Doctoral Seminar II (2 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Advanced professional study in the theory and practice of music education, with application of all previous course material for the doctoral degree.
  • MUS E660 Philosophical Research in Music Education (2 cr.) An examination of the methods used in philosophical research in music education, with a survey of major studies and trends of inquiry.
  • MUS E661 Historical Research in Music Education (2 cr.) An examination of the methods used in historical research in music education, with a survey of major studies and trends of inquiry.
  • MUS E700 Dissertation in Music Education (arr. cr.) This course is exempt from the Incomplete rule.

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