Music Education

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

CTW 100 : INTERDISCIPLINARY FOUNDATIONS I

This “arts foundations” course is an introduction to the common elements that all the arts, including art and design, music, and theater and dance share. The course introduces and explores critical topics including creative process, collaboration, and performance, as well as professional aspects of the arts including presentation of self and networking; it concludes with an exploration of each student’s personal path from training to a successful career in the arts.

Credits

1

MUE 201 : PRIVATE APPLIED TEACHING I

Instruction of elementary and intermediate pupils by applied music majors in their principal field under faculty supervision. Includes methodology and materials for teaching.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Permission of the department.

MUE 211 : PIANO TEACHING PREPARATION

The study of careers as a pianist, necessary professional preparation, the history of piano pedagogy, and learning theory as applied to piano teaching. Observation of lessons and experiences in piano teaching required.

Credits

2

MUE 213 : ELEMENTARY METHODS IN PIANO TEACHING

A survey and evaluation of contemporary beginner’s piano methods and the application of principles of Dalcroze eurhythmics to the teaching of rhythm. Observation of lessons and experiences in piano teaching required.

Credits

2

MUE 215 : MODERN BAND

Modern Band is a music ensemble open to all students interested in learning to perform modern music in varying genres such as rock, folk, pop, country, rhythm & blues, hip hop, and more. Basic instruction of guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, singing, ukulele, and song writing is included. No experience necessary.

Credits

1

MUE 220a : MUSIC EDUCATION FORUM

Required of all music education majors, to be taken repeatedly. This course is for music education majors to gain additional music education experiences through lectures, discussions, interactions, observations, guest speakers, and teaching experiences. Music education majors must pass a minimum of 4 semesters. Pass/fail grading. Offered Fall and Spring Terms.

Credits

0

MUE 220b : MUSIC EDUCATION FORUM

Advisor approval required. This course is for music education majors to gain additional music education experiences through lectures, discussions, interactions, observations, guest speakers, and teaching experiences. This course is available if the student is short on practicum experience hours and must be taken in final semester before the student teaching experience. This course may be taken only once. Pass/fail grading Offered Fall and Spring Terms.

Credits

1

MUE 301 : PIANO TEACHING PROCEDURES I

Beginning supervised teaching of elementary piano students. Includes the study of early intermediate literature for piano teaching.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MUE 211 and MUE 213.

MUE 303 : PIANO TEACHING PROCEDURES II

Continued supervised teaching of elementary piano students. Additional study of intermediate literature for the piano, including practice techniques, learning styles, and related teaching styles, use of recordings in teaching, and recital and competition preparation for students.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MUE 301.

MUE 313 : PRIVATE STUDIO RESOURCES

For all music students who desire to open a private music studio. The study of studio management, pedagogical music publishing houses, organizations and competitions.

Credits

1

MUE 321 : BRASS TECHNIQUES

Acquisition of a basic working knowledge of all brass instruments. Includes methodology and materials for teaching. Offered in alternate years.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUT101.

MUE 323 : PERCUSSION TECHNIQUES

Acquisition of a basic working knowledge of major percussion instruments. Includes methodology and materials for teaching. Offered in alternate years.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUT101.

MUE 331 : STRING TECHNIQUES

Acquisition of a basic working knowledge of all string instruments includes methodology and materials for teaching. Offered in alternate years.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUT101.

MUE 333 : WOODWIND TECHNIQUES

Acquisition of a working knowledge of all woodwind instruments. Includes methodology and materials for teaching. Offered in alternate years.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUT 101.

MUE 341 : VOCAL PEDAGOGY I

The anatomy and physiology of the vocal instrument and application of that knowledge to teaching voice. Includes supervised teaching of beginning voice students.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Permission of voice faculty.

MUE 343 : VOCAL PEDAGOGY II

A continuation of the study of the anatomy and physiology of the vocal instrument and application of that knowledge to teaching voice. Includes supervised teaching of beginning voice students.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

MUE 341.

MUE 370 : MUSIC FOR THE CHILD

The fundamentals of music needed to meet South Carolina certification requirements for classroom teachers. Includes basic notation, methodology for teaching music to elementary students, and methodology for using music to teach other subjects.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

EDU 360 or permission of the instructor.

MUE 423 : CHORAL METHODS

Methods, materials and practicum for teaching choral music in grades K-12.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MUT 203 and 311.

MUE 431a : GENERAL MUSIC IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL

General Music in the Secondary School is a required methodology course in the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education degree with a concentration in general music, providing methods and materials for teaching traditional and non-traditional music courses in the middle and high school. This course requires a 40 hour practicum experience in a local public school.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MUE 450 : INTERNSHIP IN MUSIC EDUCATION

A supervised internship which provides music majors with the opportunity to explore an external area of interest related to Music Education or Pedagogy. The course will serve as a music elective or a free elective in the student’s degree program. Pass/fail grading.

Credits

1 - 6

Prerequisites

Declared music major; permission of the department.

MUE 460 : STUDENT TEACHING IN MUSIC

Beginning in Fall 2017, in order to be placed for student teaching, teacher candidates must pass the state required PRAXIS II exams in the area of student teaching. The student teaching of music in the public schools under the supervision of a music faculty member. This course includes a weekly seminar and conferences with the supervising professor and the cooperating teacher. Discussions and criticisms accompany the elementary and/or secondary school observation and teaching. A minimum of 12 weeks of directed teaching is required for certification. Students must comply with all South Carolina State Department of Education requirements before student teaching. Those requirements may be obtained from advisors, program directors and education department personnel. The State Department website is http://ed.sc.gov. Pass/fail grading. Offered Fall and Spring Terms. Special fee. Meets the GEP capstone.

Credits

12

Prerequisites

Admission to the Teacher Education Program in Music Education; completion of all music and music education courses required for the degree: minimum GPA of 2.75; and permission of the department.

MUE 470 : DIRECTED INDEPENDENT STUDY

Projects of independent study approved by the faculty and the Music Curriculum Committee.

Credits

1 - 4

Prerequisites

Approval of the Music Curriculum Committee.

MUE 490 : SENIOR RECITAL IN MUSIC EDUCATION

Requirement for the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. Offered Fall Term. Pass/Fail grading.

Credits

0

Prerequisites

Successful completion of MUS 303 and concurrent enrollment in MUA 401.

MUE 493 : HONORS THESIS IN MUSIC EDUCATION

An optional Senior Thesis for Education. The thesis topic must be approved in advance by the student’s major professor and the Music Curriculum Committee.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MUH 501.