Music Education (MUED)

Course Types: MUED Courses | OLHC Courses

MUED M100 Prelude to Music Education  1 cr.

This course provides entering students with an overview of the total music education program in a variety of school settings and to develop artistry in musicianship, pedagogy, and scholarship.  Students will become familiar with department policies and procedures related to the major, will learn about opportunities within the department, and will develop skill sets and acquire information to help them navigate university life.

Requisite: This course is required of first semester freshman and transfer music education students.

MUED M110 String Class I 1 cr.

This course offers the study of techniques leading toward basic performance competence and pedagogy of string instruments.

MUED M111 String Class II 1 cr.

This course is a continuation of String Class I. Students examine intermediate and advanced pedagogy of string instruments.

MUED M200 Field Experience in Music Education 0 crs.

This course requires school observations in a variety of school situations at assigned levels (K-12) including public and private schools in grades K-12.   Students will be evaluated using assessment and learning activity strategies.

MUED M210 Brass and Percussion Class I 1 cr.

This course is the study of techniques leading toward basic performance competence and pedagogy of brass and percussion instruments.

MUED M211 Brass and Percussion Class II 1 cr.

This course is a continuation of Brass and Percussion Class I. Students examine intermediate and advanced pedagogy of brass and percussion instruments.

MUED M250 Practicum in Music Education 0 crs.

This course requires the student to focus on learning from a teacher selected from public and private schools in grades K-12.  This course offers the student the opportunity for participation and music instruction at various assigned levels in music school classrooms grades K-12.

Prerequisite: MUED-M200 Field Experience in Music Education

MUED M306 Instrumental Music Education Methods 3 crs.

This course covers the organization and management of elementary and secondary school instrumental music programs emphasizing proven teaching techniques, materials, and performance procedures.

MUED M307 Choral Music Education Methods 3 crs.

This course introduces the student to methods for teaching choral music. Emphasis is on management of performing ensembles, materials, teaching techniques, and literature.

MUED M308 General Music Education Methods I 3 crs.

This course covers organization and management of the elementary and middle school general music program emphasizing proven teaching techniques and materials based on a conceptual approach to music learning.

MUED M309 Psychology of Teaching Music 3 crs.

This course is an introduction to current theory and practice in music education including the psychology of learning and teaching music, nature and testing of musical aptitude and ability, and philosophy in music education.

Prerequisite: OLHC-M204 Foundations of Multicultural Education

MUED M310 Woodwind Class I 1 cr.

This course is the study of techniques leading to basic performance competence and pedagogy of woodwind instruments.

MUED M311 Woodwind Class II 1 cr.

This course is a continuation of Woodwind Class I. Students examine intermediate and advanced pedagogy of woodwind instruments.

MUED M312 General Music Education Methods II 3 crs.

This course is required for music education students who intend to teach general music at all levels of teaching music in a school classroom, K‐12. This is accomplished through lecture, workshop, and discussion, assigned reading materials, application and written and verbal evaluation. Orff, Kodaly, and Dalcroze Teaching Methods are presented in workshop form for application in the music classroom.  Knowledge and skills required are based on learning objectives and activities provided by the instructor. 

Prerequisites: MUED M308 General Music Education Methods I

MUED M350 Marching Band Techniques  2 cr.

This course emphasizes show design, charting, marching and maneuvering, rehearsal planning, equipment selection, personnel management, auxiliary units, percussion, performance preparation and the fundamental principles of effective instruction related to the contemporary marching band program.

MUED M400 Student Teaching 6 crs.

This course offers the student experience in secondary and/or elementary instruction under the guidance of music teachers and supervisors certified in the student’s primary teaching area.

Prerequisites: MUED-M250 Practicum in Music Education, MUED-M308 General Music Education Methods, MUED-M309 Psychology of Teaching Music

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUED M499 Independent Study Credits Vary

OLHC M204 Foundations of Multicultural Education 3 crs.

This course examines and analyzes philosophical, historical, multicultural and psychological issues in education with particular reference to noted traditional and contemporary educators, philosophers and psychologists. The cultural diversity of the American education system will be examined as well as the importance of developing one’s own philosophy of education.

OLHC M309 Human Growth and Development 3 crs.

This course is designed to explore the physical, mental, and social-emotional growth and development of the individual from birth through the adolescent period. Major principles and theories currently used in the field of developmental psychology will be examined.

OLHC M311 Teaching Reading in the Content Area 3 crs.

This course is designed to provide an examination of various techniques by which elementary teachers can increase student reading comprehension skills in content area subjects. Methods of teaching reading in specific content areas are explored. The class is interactive and employs a variety of instructional techniques designed to promote a constructivist approach to teaching and learning. It is a required course for students in the secondary alternate certification program.

OLHC M452 Student Teaching Seminar 3 crs.

This course will build on the cumulative knowledge and skill level of the candidate and will address accepted best practice by incorporating effective instructional strategies in the area of specialization. This course includes study and application of theories and principles of effective planning, classroom behavior and management techniques, and instructional delivery in the classroom setting. Concurrent field-based placement in a school setting under the supervision of a certified teacher is required.

Requisite: Enrollment in this course is concurrent with MUED-M400.