Music Education (MUE)
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The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number and title. The unit value is also displayed.
Components: Indicates that the course has multiple components, such as lecture (LEC) and laboratory (LAB). The corresponding component hours are included in parentheses. For example, LEC (2), LAB (3).
The course description outlines what topics are covered in the course.
Prerequisites: Coursework to be completed and/or requirements required before taking the course.
Co-requisites: Course(s) that must be taken in the same term.
General Education Key: Indicates the General Education area for which the course may fulfill a requirement.
- SD- Science Distributive Requirement
- BSD- Behavioral and Social Science Distributive
- HD- Humanities Distributive Requirement
- AD- Arts Distributive Requirement
- EC- English Composition Requirement
- PS- Public Speaking Requirement
- I- Interdisciplinary Requirement
- J- Diversity Requirement
- W- Writing Emphasis
- F- Foreign Languages Culture Cluster
- AR- Arabic Culture Cluster
- ASL- American Sign Language Culture Cluster
- CC- Classical Civilizations Culture Cluster
- FA- France & Francophone Area Culture Cluster
- GER- Germany Culture Cluster
- IT- Italy Culture Cluster
- REE- Russia & Eastern Europe Culture Cluster
- SP- Spanish Culture Cluster
Distance Education: Indicates if a course is approved to be offered via distance education. See the class schedule for details.
Typically Offered: Indicates what semester the course is typically offered.
Repeatable for Credit: Indicates if a student can take the course again and obtain credit.
Cross Listed: Indicates if there are any other course offerings that are considered equivalent to the course listing.
MUE Q01. Prof Qualifying Remediation. 0 Credits.
Designed to present musicianship skills for students who have failed the Professional Qualifying Examination.
Repeatable for Credit.
MUE 101. Elementary Choir. 0.5 Credits.
The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the organization, administration, fundamental rehearsal techniques and resources for a successful beginning choral program in today's public schools. In this course future choral conductors continue their development of fundamental conducting skills learned in basic conducting, while incorporating those skills into a choral rehearsal setting.
Typically offered in Fall.
MUE 201. Music Education Seminar. 0.5 Credits.
A seminar introducing the philosophical foundations of music education and the structure of the school music program. Required for all music education majors prior to MUE 331.
MUE 220. Teaching Special Learners in the Music Classroom. 2 Credits.
This course provides undergraduate music education candidates with the skills, knowledge, understandings, and attitudes necessary to meet the needs of candidates with disabilities in an inclusive music education classroom. Field Clearances are required.
MUE 232. Music in Early Childhood. 3 Credits.
Designed to equip the teacher of early childhood to develop specific concepts utilizing singing, rhythmic, and melodic activities. Emphasis on listening and movement to music.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.
MUE 235. Teaching the Children's Choir. 3 Credits.
This seminar will prepare the Music Education candidate to develop, administer, teach, and lead children's choirs. Candidates will gain hands on experience with management and rehearsal techniques. Class meets two times per week; 1 hour in class 2 hour lab.
MUE 331. Music Methods and Materials I. 3 Credits.
The study of music and the learning process at the elementary level to include Dalcroze, Kodaly, and Orff.
Pre / Co requisites: MUE 331 requires prerequisites of MUE 201 and VOC 311 or AIC 311 and formal admission into teacher education. Current Act 34, Act 114, ACT 151 clearances and TB test valid for semester.
Gen Ed Attribute: Writing Emphasis.
MUE 332. Music Methods and Materials II. 3 Credits.
The study of music and the learning process at the secondary level to include technology, listening skills, multicultural diversity, general music programs, and administrative skills.
Pre / Co requisites: MUE 332 requires prerequisites of MUE 331 and formal admission into teacher education. Current Act 34, Act 114, Act 151 Clearances and TB test valid for semester.
Gen Ed Attribute: Diversity Requirement, Writing Emphasis.
MUE 333. Instrumental Methods and Materials. 2 Credits.
Fundamentals underlying the development of instrumental programs in the public schools. Emphasis on program organization and administration, teaching procedures, and materials.
Pre / Co requisites: MUE 333 requires prerequisites of VOC 311 or AIC 311 and formal admission into teacher education and co-requisite of MUE 331 or MUE 332.
MUE 335. Choral Methods and Materials. 2 Credits.
Designed to acquaint the student with a variety of choral music suitable for school use. Program planning and rehearsal techniques are demonstrated.
Pre / Co requisites: MUE 335 requires prerequisites of VOC 311 or AIC 311 and MUE 331 or MUE 332 and formal admission into teacher education.
MUE 337. Instrumental Techniques and Materials. 2 Credits.
For juniors and seniors who desire to specialize in instrumental music. Considers rehearsal procedures, effective materials, minor repairs of instruments, competitions and festivals, and marching band procedures.
Pre / Co requisites: MUE 337 requires prerequisite of MUE 333.
Typically offered in Spring.
MUE 340. Fundamentals of Music Therapy. 3 Credits.
This course serves as an introduction to the music therapy profession. Students will learn about basic music therapy literature, current practice, and clinical applications of music as therapy through experiential learning, research, and writing.
Pre / Co requisites: MUE 340 requires a prerequisite of Music Major.
MUE 430. Related Arts Pedagogy In Music Education. 3 Credits.
Principles of related-arts teaching applicable to musical elements, art, and creative movement, with appropriate teaching techniques at specified grade levels. Materials for school music programs; basal music series, other texts and literature, and resources in related arts. Demonstration lessons and unit planning.
MUE 431. Student Teaching I. 6 Credits.
Observation and participation in teaching vocal and instrumental music at the elementary level. Undertaken in conjunction with qualified cooperative teachers. Professional conferences and visits are an integral part of the experience.
Pre / Co requisites: MUE 431 requires prerequisite of formal admission into teacher education. Act 34, Act 114, Act 151 clearances and TB test valid for semester.
Consent: Permission of the Department required to add.
MUE 432. Student Teaching II. 6 Credits.
Observation and teaching general, vocal, and/or instrumental music at the secondary level. Professional conferences and visits are an integral part of the experience.
Pre / Co requisites: MUE 432 requires prerequisite of formal admission into teacher education. Act 34, Act 114 and Act 151 clearances. TB test valid for semester.
Consent: Permission of the Department required to add.