Music Education (MUED)
MUED 251. Elementary School Music Methods. 0.5 Units.
A methods and materials course designed for teaching general music in the elementary classroom. Performance as music education, learning theory, lesson planning, Orff Sculwerk, and classroom management are studied. Students complete a field teaching and observation experience in the elementary classroom. Recorder and guitar proficiencies are required. Development of professional portfolio is begun. Corequisite: EDUC 316. Offered fall semesters.
MUED 265. Principles and Methods of Music Instruction for Diverse Learners. 1 Unit.
This course is the introductory course for all Music Education Majors, and very importantly, it fills the FSEM requirement for these students. Course participants broadly review educational literature and philosophy and theory. Activities include the articulation of written philosophy, written evaluations generated during field work, written lesson plans, micro-teaching experiences, and various activities that combine those listed here, such as written evaluations of peers' micro-teaching experiences. All FSEM and WE traits are to be met in this important course, including faculty mentoring of incoming students and development of speaking and writing skills. Writing enhanced course. Lab fee required.
MUED 300. Music Education Professional Development Hour (MEPD). 0.0 Units.
This weekly hour-long gathering brings all Music Education majors together to experience guest speakers from all aspects of music education as well as outstanding music educators and their students to demonstrate how they achieve their success. There are also numerous student-lead experiences and interactions designed to strengthen positive relationships among the students and faculty while adding to skill and knowledge of the field.
MUED 352. Administering the School Music Program: Marching Band, Musicals, & Large Productions. 0.5 Units.
This course will focus on the skills and knowledge required to run a successful school music program. Advanced techniques for production of large-scale music experiences common in public schools, including but not limited to marching band and musicals, will be examined and field experiences will be important to the learning process. Budgets, scheduling, booster organizations, and travel, as well as preparation for professional employment and continuing professional growth will be among the topics discussed.
MUED 354. Instrumental Methods I: Elementary/Middle School. 0.5 Units.
This course will focus on beginning and middle school instrumental music programs. Students will apply various learning theories, behaviorist techniques, and cognitive learning skills to the instrumental music lesson. Administrative and assessment skills needed to implement and maintain an instrumental program will be developed. Field experiences in the schools will be central to this course. Elementary and middle school literature will be reviewed and studied. Offered Fall Semesters.
MUED 356. Choral Methods I: Elementary/Middle School. 0.5 Units.
This course will focus on elementary and middle school vocal music programs. Students will apply various learning theories, behaviorist techniques, and cognitive learning skills to vocal music lessons/experiences. Among other important developmental aspects of young singers, there will be a particular focus on the changing voice. Administrative and assessment skills needed to implement and maintain vocal performance programs will be developed. Field experiences in the schools will be central to this course. Elementary and middle school literature will be reviewed and studied. Offered Fall Semesters.