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MUSIC EDUCATION

 

Music Education

Lower Division Courses

MUSE 171. Orientation to Music Education (1). Looks at the concepts of comprehensive musicianship and develops strategies for leading music activities in a variety of scenarios. Learn observation techniques appropriate for viewing a wide range of instrumental and vocal performances.

MUSE 235. Methods of Teaching Orchestral Instruments (Violin and Viola) (1). Procedures and materials for class and private teaching. Includes performance and fundamentals in first position and theory and reading knowledge of positions two through five. Includes band and orchestra laboratory. Grades 4-12.

MUSE 236. Methods of Teaching Orchestral Instruments (Cello and String Bass) (1). Procedures and materials for class and private teaching. Applies fundamental techniques. Includes knowledge of more difficult positions and special techniques. Includes band and orchestra laboratory. Grades 4-12.

MUSE 237. Methods of Teaching Band and Orchestral Instruments (Clarinet and Saxophone) (1). Prepares the prospective instrumental music instructor to effectively teach clarinet and saxophone in the public school setting. Includes discussions of teaching techniques, identification of problems peculiar to each instrument, care and minor repair, instructional materials, reed selection and adjustment, instrument brands, and the development of sufficient playing skills. Grades 4-12.

MUSE 238. Methods of Teaching Band and Orchestral Instruments (Flute and Double Reeds) (1). Prepares the prospective instrumental music instructor to effectively teach flute and double reeds in the public school setting. Includes discussions of teaching techniques, identification of problems peculiar to each instrument, care of instrument, instructional materials, instrument brands, and the development of sufficient playing skills. Grades 4-12.

MUSE 239. Methods of Teaching Band and Orchestral Instruments (Brass) (1). Procedures and materials for class and private teaching of all brass instruments, emphasizing tone qualities, differences in embouchure, and necessary techniques for performance. Grades 4-12.

MUSE 240. Methods of Teaching Band and Orchestral Instruments (Percussion) (1). Procedures and materials for class and private instruction. Includes application of snare drum fundamentals and a study of basic techniques for all percussion instruments. Grades 4-12.

MUSE 241. String Rehearsal Methods (1). String rehearsal techniques and materials for grades four through 12. Required of majors in choral/keyboard program and choral/keyboard majors in special music education program.

MUSE 242. Wind and Percussion Rehearsal Methods (1). Wind and percussion techniques and materials for grades four through 12. Required of majors in choral/keyboard program and choral/keyboard majors in special music education program.

MUSE 271. Introduction to Music Education (2). Demonstrate familiarity with the scope and program of K-12 music education. Articulate a current music education philosophy while developing leadership skills for a variety of music activities and teaching scenarios. Prerequisite: MUSE 171.

 

Upper Division Courses

MUSE 303. Survey of Vocal Music for Elementary Schools (3). An overview of activities in the elementary general music program. Includes a study of objectives for elementary classes and consideration of materials and methods. Includes autoharp, recorder techniques, and music theatre for public schools. For students primarily interested in teaching music in the elementary schools. Grades K-8. Prerequisite: MUSE 323.

MUSE 304. Survey of Instrumental Elementary School Music (3). A survey of methods and materials in the elementary school instrumental program of instruction. For students primarily interested in teaching instrumental music in the elementary schools. Prerequisite: MUSE 204. Grades 4-8.

MUSE 305. Prestudent Teaching (2). This fieldbased course allows the student to spend extended time in an appropriate music classroom working with a cooperating teacher. The experience will provide opportunities for the student to plan and design instruction, implement instruction, and reflect on the role of the practitioner. Prerequisites: acceptance into teacher education and instructors consent.

MUSE 309. Survey of Music for Special Education (3). Consideration of methods and problems in preparation for student teaching of music with special education students at early childhood elementary and secondary levels in public schools. Includes musical settings (self-contained and mainstreamed) in regular and alternative schools and classes, identification, objectives, appropriate activities, materials, and planning and implementation techniques. Also includes observation, demonstration-participation experiences, and/or media presentations. Grades K-12. Prerequisites: MUSE 304 or 323 with instructors consent.

MUSE 323. Fundamentals of Vocal Music for Secondary Schools (3). The teaching of music in the secondary school, consideration of objectives, and examination of materials. For students primarily interested in teaching music in secondary schools; includes observation in public schools. Grades 6-12. Prerequisites: MUSP 218 and music education major or instructors consent.

MUSE 324. Fundamentals of Instrumental Music for Secondary Schools (3). Covers techniques and materials for teaching instrumental music in middle schools and senior high schools. Emphasizes instrumental organization and administration, pedagogical practices, laboratory experiences, guiding student behavior, evaluation, and professional responsibilities. Grades 6-12.

MUSE 342. Survey of Choral Techniques and Literature (2). A study of basic techniques of ensembles and examination of literature for large and small ensembles. Includes song leading. Required for all music education majors. Grades 6-12. Prerequisite: MUSP 217 or 218.

MUSE 351. Music Fundamentals for the Classroom Teacher (2-3). For students planning to teach in the elementary school classroom. Includes basic fundamentals of music emphasizing development of students music ability in singing, playing the piano, and classroom instruments.

MUSE 405. Student Teaching Seminar (2). Emphasizes special problems related to preparation for student teaching: consideration of the vocal and general music programs at all levels. Prerequisites: MUSE 303 and 323; also 309 for special music education majors. Includes content area reading modules. To be taken during student teaching semester. Grades K-12.

MUSE 451. Student Teaching in the Elementary School: Music (5). Prerequisites: acceptance into teacher education, CI 328, CESP 433, methods in the subject area, and concurrent enrollment in CI 457 and student teaching seminar.

MUSE 452. Student Teaching in Special Music Education (2). Practicum designed to allow students to spend a designated portion of a semester in an appropriate special music education classroom setting working with a cooperating teacher who has special music education training and experience. The student and cooperating teacher, with the approval of the university supervisor, will devise a plan for the student teacher to assume full responsibility for the classroom(s) for a designated period of time during the semester. Prerequisites: an appropriate ISAM course (MUSE 303/304 and 309), Prestudent\ Teaching, CESP 433, concurrent enrollment in student teaching seminar.

MUSE 469. Student Teaching: Secondary Music (5). Prerequisites: acceptance into teacher education, methods in the subject area, CI 312 and 328, CESP 433, 2.500 GPA in the major, and concurrent enrollment in CI 457 and student teaching seminar.

MUSE 481. Cooperative Education (1-8). See MUSE 281.

 

Graduate Level

Open to Undergraduate Enrollment

 

MUSE 606. Music Methods for Early Childhood Education (2-3). Methods and materials for teaching music in the preschool and kindergarten classroom. Includes the development of the child's musical growth through singing, listening, rhythmic, and creative activities; a survey of available materials; and development of playing, singing, and conducting skills.

MUSE 611. Music for Special Education (2). Open to upper-division or graduate students and intended for the potential practicing music teacher, classroom teacher, or special education teacher. Includes identification of dysfunctioning children and their problems and current theory and practices in special music education. Satisfies the requirement, effective September 1, 1981, that applicants for initial certification or renewal of secondary and/or elementary certification shall present a survey course, or equivalent content from other courses, in the subject area of exceptional children. This provision applies to initial certification and recertification of music teachers only, grades K-12.

MUSE 617. Literacy Strategies for Content Areas: Music (2). Covers principles and strategies used in effective instruction, including vocabulary development and comprehension skills needed to more fully read to learn in content areas. Students will receive training to use the 6-trait Analytical Rating Guide for assessing writing, which is the method used to score the Kansas State Writing Assessment. Prerequisites: acceptance into teacher education, MUSE 303/304 or instructors consent.

MUSE 686. Marching Band Techniques (2). A systematic approach to the marching band with regard to organization, show development, instrumentation, music adaptation, drill construction, and script development. Teaches both traditional drill and corps-style marching using manual methods and computer generated graphics. Field observations, films, photographs, and live performances by marching bands complement the class syllabus. Required for all instrumental majors.

MUSE 732. Music in the Junior High School (3). Includes administrative structures, the curriculum, adolescent development, teaching as behavior, and competencies needed for successful teaching of general and choral music in grades 6-9.

MUSE 750. Music Education Workshop (1-4). Repeatable for credit.

MUSE 781. Cooperative Education (1-8). A field placement which integrates coursework with a planned and supervised professional experience designed to complement and enhance the student's academic program. Individualized programs must be formulated with and approved by appropriate faculty sponsors and cooperative education coordinators. Note: a maximum of 4 S/U or Cr/NCr credits may be counted toward a graduate degree and must be taken in consultation with the graduate adviser for an approved graduate plan of study. Prerequisite: satisfactory academic standing prior to the first job assignment. May be repeated for credit. Offered Cr/NCr only.

MUSE 785. Instrumental Music Organization and Administration (2). Problems of developing school instrumental music programs.

MUSE 790. Special Topics in Music (1-4). For individual or group instruction. Individual study enrollment requires departmental consent. Repeatable with departmental consent.