2016 Music Education Electives
Electives in music education and other selected courses may be taken by nondegree students on a space available basis. Please contact the chair of graduate studies in music, Les Black, for more information (email@example.com).
- Assessment Practices
- Creating Culturally Affirming Music Education
- Vocal Jazz for Music Educators
- Curricular Design and Development
- Emerging Practices in Music Education
- Advanced String Pedagogy
After close examination of curriculum concepts and process of design in education and music education, this course culminates with students creating a detailed curriculum for their chosen area/specialty of music education. That curriculum will align with parts of the new national music standards along with the most current document of our profession (Vision 2020), and the Partnership for 21st century skills map, among other sources. 2.0 credits.
For music education to thrive in the 21st century, teachers must adapt to rapidly evolving music and learning-scapes. Tablets, SMART technologies, web-based interfaces, and tools for music creation require both adaptive and innovative pedagogic implementation. This course examines emerging practices, exploratory research, and music technologies to help future music educators connect with even more students within and beyond the margins. 2.0 credits.
Advanced String Pedagogy is designed for both string and non-string players. It will cover a multitude of topics for teaching string classes and orchestras both inside and outside of the public schools. Class Participants will learn and reinforce performance techniques on each of the string instruments wile discussing various pedagogical approaches for teaching string-specific skills to a variety of student abilities and ages. 2.0 credits.