MED - MUSIC EDUCATION

MED - 3000   FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC EDUCATION
[2 hours]  General overview of music education.  Addresses history and philosophy of music education, music in a diverse society, classroom observation skills, analysis of music teaching, classroom communication, and educational theories.

MED - 3030 MUSIC FOR THE EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER
[2 hours]  Topics: Children�s voices, music literary, appreciation, creativity, classroom instruments. Analysis of music books, comparative methodology, curriculum integration.  Prerequisite: MUS 2200 or music literacy and beginning level instrumental, vocal proficiency or appropriate experience

MED - 3300   ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL INSTRUMENT METHODS FOR MUSIC MAJORS
[3 hours]  A study of the techniques and teaching procedures used in the presentation of the instrumental music program in elementary and secondary schools.  Prerequisite: Admittance to Professional Education

MED - 3310   MUSIC FOR CHILDREN
[3 hours]  Topics: Children�s voices, music reading readiness and music reading, appreciation, creativity, use of classroom instruments.  Projects:  Analysis of music books for children, a comparative review of Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, & Gordon.  Field experience required.  Prerequisite: Admittance to Professional Education and successful completion of Music Teaching Competency Exam.

MED - 3320   SECONDARY SCHOOL VOCAL METHODS FOR MUSIC MAJORS
[3 hours]  An overview of secondary school problems of vocal music education.  Field experience required.  Prerequisite: Admittance to Professional Education

MED - 3330   EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC METHODS FOR MUSIC MAJORS
[3 hours]  Topics include children�s voices, music readiness skills, appreciation, creativity, use of classroom instruments. Projects include keyboards technology, analysis of basic series, a comparative review of Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, and Gordon. Includes computer and keyboard technology and field expereince.  Prerequisite: Admittance to Professional Education

MED - 3340   VOCAL LITERATURE FOR GRADES 4-12 FOR MUSIC MAJORS
[3 hours]  Survey, analysis and preparation of appropriate vocal music for solo, small and large ensembles. Includes keyboard proficiency component and keyboard technology.  Prerequisite: MUS 2580 or proficiency

MED - 3350 MIDDLE GRADES MUSIC METHODS FOR MUSIC MAJORS
[3 hours]  Topics: Adolescent voices, advanced music literacy, appreciation, composition, classroom instruments. Projects: Accompanying proficiency, basic series analysis, comparative methodology, curriculum integration. Field experience required.  Prerequisite: Completion of Music Education second year criteria.

MED - 3400   SKILLS AND METHODS FOR TEACHING MUSIC IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJORS
[3 hours]  Development of singing and keyboard skills, and music literacy.  Techniques for developing children�s singing voices and eurhythmics.  Sequencing instruction, developing objectives, presentation of music concepts, and evaluation of music learning.  Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

MED - 4930   STUDENT TEACHING
[6-12 hours]  Planned field experiences in public school classrooms under the direction of University supervisors.  Observation of teaching of experienced teachers; gradual acceptance of full responsibility by student teacher.  Prerequisite: Admissions to the Teacher Education program; EDP 3970; SPED 4020; CI 3100; MED 3300, 3310, 3320

MED - 4950   WORKSHOP IN MUSIC EDUCATION
[1 - 6 hours]  A workshop developed around topics of interest and concern for preservice teachers and other education personnel.  Practical application of workshop topics will be emphasized.  Students have the option of receiving P/NC for workshops.

MED - 4990   INDIVIDUAL STUDY IN MUSIC EDUCATION FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
[1 - 3 hours]  Individual study is designed to provide a student with the opportunity to work individually on professional interests and concerns under the direction of the faculty of the Department of Music.

MED - 5330   ADVANCED INSTRUMENTAL METHODS
[3 hours]  Rehearsal techniques and teaching strategies for the public school instrumental music teacher.  Designed to enhance the effective teaching of fundamental musical skills through hands-on experiences.  Prerequisite: consent of the instructor

MED - 5340   CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN MUSIC EDUCATION
[3 hours]  The impact of historical, sociological, and philosophical influences on various music curricula, past and present.  Integration of skill development and content learning for designing comprehensive and sequential objectives for school music programs.  Prerequisite: consent of the instructor

MED - 5360   PEDAGOGY OF AURAL PERCEPTION
[3 hours]  Theory and techniques for teaching of musical skills.  Sequences for development of tonal and rhythm skills, techniques and materials for instruction plus measurement and evaluation of music learning.  Prerequisite: consent of the instructor

MED - 5370   PSYCHOLOGY OF MUSIC
[3 hours]  Study of theories of musical behavior and pattern perception.  Prerequisite: consent of instructor

MED - 5990   INDEPENDENT STUDY IN MUSIC EDUCATION
[1 - 3 hours]  Individual study is designed to provide a student the opportunity to work independently on professional problems under the direction of the faculty of the Department of Music.  Prerequisite: permission of graduate committee of the Department of Music
MED - 6920   MASTER�S RESEARCH PROJECT IN MUSIC EDUCATION
[1 - 3 hours]  Open to the graduate student who elects a research project to fulfill the research requirement of the master�s degree program.  Prerequisite: permission of graduate committee of the Department of Music

MED - 6930   SEMINAR - SELECTED TOPICS IN MUSIC EDUCATION
[1 - 3 hours]  Critical inquiry into specific topics through lectures, class seminar reports and discussion.  Seminar topics announced in schedule of classes.

MED - 6960   MASTER�S RESEARCH THESIS IN MUSIC EDUCATION
[1 - 3 hours]  Open to the graduate student who elects a master�s thesis to fulfill the research requirement of the master�s degree program.  Prerequisite: permission of the graduate committee of the Department of Music

MED - 6980   MUSIC EDUCATION: SPECIAL TOPICS
[1 - 3 hours]  The area of study will be announced at the time the course is offered.

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