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MUSIC EDUCATION

Graduate Courses

 

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). Open to upper-division or graduate students and intended for the potential practicing music teacher, classroom teacher, special education teachers or therapists. Includes current theory and practices on language and literacy development, music literacy, and reading instruction for English and Music in school settings. Satisfies the literacy in the content area requirement for initial teacher licensure for Music PK-12 or for teacher re-licensure.

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 761-767. Kodaly Levels Courses (2 or 3 hours depending on the course). Level One (761 and 762); Level Two (763 and 764); Level Three (765 and 766).  Courses generally offered summers only and require preregistration through the College of Fine Arts Institute 316-978-3591 or kodaly@wichita.edu.

MUSE 767. Kodaly Applications (2).  This course is for students who have completed Kodaly certification.  Individuals and small groups work to further their skills as Kodaly teachers through musicianship, research, song analysis, and curriculum development.

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.

MUSE 821. Leadership and Administration in Music Education (3). Investigates research and strategies in music education relating to communication, classroom management, current trends, and teaching and learning styles. Includes teacher assessments and evaluation issues.

MUSE 822. Advanced Techniques in Special Music Education (3). For special music education MME candidates only. Studies research literature and trends in special music education. Includes an evaluation of materials and techniques and special projects exploring the development of musical understanding in the dysfunctioning child. Course 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. Prerequisite: MUSE 403 or 404.

MUSE 823. Special Music Education Practicum (3). For special music education MME candidates only. Supervised teaching in special education classrooms. A companion course to MUSE 822; gives the MME special education candidate experience in teaching in special education classrooms. Prerequisite: MUSE 822 or concurrent enrollment.

MUSE 831. Developing the Child's Musical Understanding (3). Definition of understandings necessary for the attainment of musical awareness in the child. Directs the exploration of classroom experiences toward the successful development of understanding through the application of basic learning principles. Prerequisite: MUSE 403.

MUSE 841. Special Project in Music (1-3). Individually supervised study or research emphasizing the student's personal needs. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: instructor's consent. MUSE 842. Special Project in Music (1-3). Individually supervised study or research emphasizing the student's personal needs. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

MUSE 844. Terminal Conducting Project (2). Individually supervised project for those accepted for the conducting option in the instrumental or choral emphasis under the MME degree. Prerequisites: instructors and departmental consent.

MUSE 845A. Seminar in Instrumental Music Education Literature (2). Critical analysis of literature for band, orchestra, and small ensembles in elementary and secondary schools. Uses current bibliography. Repeatable for credit.

MUSE 851. Psychology of Music (2). An overview of music behaviors from a psychological perspective. Relates recent literature concerning human psychoacoustics; melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic perception; and major learning theories to current trends in music education.

MUSE 853. Research Design and Methods (2). Introduces research design and methods used in music education research.

MUSE 854. Terminal Project in Music Education (3). Continued application of techniques of research. Requires the completion of a major research project. May be selected as the MME terminal requirement for specified programs. Prerequisite: MUSC 852.

MUSE 871. History and Philosophy of Music Education (2). A study of historical trends and contemporary philosophies relevant to music education. Prerequisite: MUSE 851.

MUSE 875. Thesis Research (1-2).

MUSE 876. Thesis (2).

Interested in a Graduate Assistantship?  Contact Denecia Angleton at 316-978-7091 for more information.