Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

MUED - Music Education

MUED 2040 Vocal Methods

Introductory material on basics of singing. Topics include posture, breathing, tone production, vocal anatomy and vocal development from childhood to adulthood. Open to and designed for Music majors and Music Precertification minors (instrumental focus). 

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MUED 2050 Woodwind Methods

This course covers the basic fundamentals involved in teaching woodwind instruments, including basic notation, interpretation and maintenance and care of instruments. Open to and designed for Music majors and Music Precertification minors (instrumental focus).

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MUED 2060 Brass Methods

This course covers the basic fundamentals involved in playing and teaching brass instruments, including basic notation, interpretation, maintenance and care of instruments, assessment of teaching materials, and pedagogical and therapeutic applications. Open to and designed for Music majors and Music Precertification minors (instrumental focus).

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MUED 2070 Percussion Methods

This course covers the basic fundamentals involved in teaching percussion instruments, including basic notation, interpretation and maintenance and care of instruments. Open to and designed for Music majors and Music Precertification minors (instrumental focus).

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MUED 2080 String Methods

This course covers the basic fundamentals involved in playing and teaching stringed instruments, including basic notation, interpretation, maintenance and care of instruments, assessment of teaching materials, and pedagogical and therapeutic applications. Open to and designed for Music majors and Music Precertification minors (instrumental focus).

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MUED 2090 Instrumental Methods Survey

This course is designed to prepare choral students in the BA- MAT teacher preparation program to teach band and/or orchestra instruments at all grade levels. In this course, we will examine instrument design, mechanics, maintenance, pedagogy, and potential resources for each instrument family as well as observe instrumental music classrooms.

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MUED 3500 Music for Classroom Teacher

A course to aid future elementary school teachers in recognizing the value of music in the education of all children, and in developing skills and understanding necessary to plan and implement a classroom music program. This course is restricted to COE cohort students.

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MUED 3800 Intro to Music Education

An introduction to basic music skills and foundations of music education. Examines the profession of teaching, the function of schools, current and historical trends and philosophical issues. For music education majors, this is a gateway course into upper division teacher education with a grade requirement as part of the application process.

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MUED 3820 Music for Exceptional Child

Prerequisite: MUED 3800. Course focuses on the identification and basic techniques of teaching exceptional students in the regular classroom. Course also examines specifically the use of music with these students. Meets teacher certification requirements for music education majors.

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MUED 3860 Marching Band Techniques

The design of precision drills for marching bands as well as the pedagogic aspects of organizing and maintaining a marching band program.

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MUED 3880 International Music Curricula

This course is designed to prepare music education students in the BA/MAT: Music Education program to use various music curricula, theories, methods and approaches from around the world in their classrooms. We will learn about the cultural, societal, and educational needs that drove the development of these ideas and apply them to planning, instructing, and assessing in the elementary music classroom. Represented music curricula include Orff-Schulwerk (Germany- early 20th century),Kodaly (Hungary- mid 20th century), Dalcroze Eurhythmics (Swiss-early 20th century), Suzuki Mother-tongue approach (Japan-mid 20th century).

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MUED 3909 Elementary Music Techniques

Prerequisite: MUED 3800 and admission to upper division. Emphasis on how children learn, selecting content for teaching and on choosing and applying strategies using singing, listening, movement, playing instruments and creating music to teach music concepts. Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze and other approaches to teaching music in the elementary school are studied and applied. Observations in an elementary music class are a requirement of the class in addition to practical assignments in music education pedagogy.

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MUED 3910 Practicum for Elementary Music Techniques

Must be taken in conjunction with, or after, MUED 3909. Field experience in working with young children (grades PK-5). This practicum is designed to provide general music education students the opportunity to observe and teach at the elementary level in an elementary public school music classroom. This course is repeatable for credit.

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MUED 3919 Secondary Choral Techniques

Prerequisites: MUED 3800 and admission to upper division study. The organization, development and maintenance of a balanced secondary choral music program, including general music at the secondary level. Topics include curriculum, educational philosophy and disciplinary approaches.

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MUED 3920 Practicum for Secondary Choral Techniques

Must be taken in conjunction with, or after, MUED 3919. This practicum is designed to provide choral music education students the opportunity to observe and teach at the secondary level in a public school choral classroom. This course is repeatable for credit.

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MUED 3929 Secondary Instrument Techniques

Prerequisites: MUED 3800 and admission to upper division. The study of the organization, development and maintenance of a balanced middle school and high school instrumental music program.

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MUED 3930 Practicum for Secondary Instrument Techniques

Must be taken in conjunction with, or after, MUED 3929. This practicum is designed to provide instrumental music education students the opportunity to observe and teach at the middle school and high school level in a public school instrumental classroom. This course is repeatable for credit.

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MUED 3939 Middle School Music Techniques

Prerequisites: MUED 3800 and admission to upper division. The study of the organization, development and maintenance of a balanced middle level music program, with special emphasis on the young adolescent and general music in the middle school.

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MUED 3940 Practicum for Middle School Music Techniques

Must be taken in conjunction with, or after, MUED 3939. This practicum is designed to provide music education students the opportunity to observe and teach at the middle school level in a public school classroom. This course is repeatable for credit.

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MUED 4909 Student Teacher Seminar

Prerequisites: Admission into teacher education and completion of all undergraduate course work. To be taken in conjunction with MUED 4910. This on line component of the student teaching experience explores information concerning placement, supervision, and actual student teaching problems and issues as they relate to the music instructor in public schools. Internet access required. This course is repeatable for credit.

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MUED 4910 Student Teaching

Prerequisites: Admission into teacher education and completion of all undergraduate course work. The equivalent of 15 weeks of full-time teaching in an off-campus music education classroom designated by the Department of Music. Performance-based assessment is included. Must be taken in conjunction with MUED 4909. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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