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MUSIC EDUCATION (MUE)

Office: 175 Moody Music Building

Enrollment in specific courses in the College of Education may be restricted to students who clearly demonstrate the greatest potential for success as teachers. Factors such as general studies courses completed, GPA, scores on state and program tests, interviews, etc., may be considered.

MUE 107 Basic Skills in Music. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Minimum 2.5 GPA.

Basic music-reading skills developed through singing and playing of instruments. The course is designed for the prospective elementary school teacher and is a prerequisite for MUE 385. Students with previous musical training may elect to demonstrate equivalent skills through testing.

MUE 251 Introduction to Winds, Strings, and Percussion. 3 hours.

Group instruction in and exposure to techniques for working with wind, string, and percussion instruments. This survey course includes lecture, demonstration, and hands-on participation. Offered spring semester.

MUE 252 Teaching String and Percussion Instruments. 2 hours.

Group instruction in and exposure to techniques of teaching and performing on string, and percussion instruments. This survey course includes lecture, demonstration, and hands-on participation. Offered spring semester.

MUE 350 Evaluation of Teaching and Learning in Music. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: MATH 100 or higher, BEP 305, admission to the teacher education program, and a grade of “C-” or better in MUE 389.

Survey of standardized instruments and evaluation techniques in music.

MUE 351 Teaching Flute and Single Reeds. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program.

Instructional techniques and materials for teaching flute and single reeds. Offered fall semester.

MUE 352 Teaching Double Reeds. 1 hour.
Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program.

Instructional techniques and materials for teaching oboe and bassoon. Offered fall semester.

MUE 353 Teaching Brass Instruments. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program.

Designed to provide the instrumental music education major with skills necessary to teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of brass wind instruments. Offered spring semester.

MUE 354 Teaching Percussion II. 1 hour.
Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program.

Instructional techniques and materials for teaching intermediate and advanced players. Offered fall semester.

MUE 380 Vocal Methods. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program.
Corequisite: MUE 381.

Examination of vocal pedagogy, diction, and solo vocal literature appropriate for teaching students in a public-school setting. Offered spring semester.

MUE 381 Vocal Methods Lab. 1 hour.
Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program.

Examination of the vocal instrument and teaching strategies for working with young voices. Offered spring semester.

MUE 385 Teaching Music in the Elementary School. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: Minimum 2.75 GPA and MUE 107.

Music curriculum in elementary schools and methods and techniques of teaching music in various grades are covered.

MUE 387 The Elementary School Music Program. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: BEP 305, “C-” or better in MUE 389, and admission to the teacher education program.

Comprehensive coverage of the music curriculum in the elementary school, including current methodologies. Teaching techniques and materials are demonstrated and applied in field experiences. Offered spring semester.

MUE 389 Clinical Experience in Music Education. 3 hours.

Campus- and field-based experiences in public-school music education at several levels. Microteaching and development of teaching techniques are included. Offered fall semester.

MUE 486 Marching Band Techniques. 2 hours.

Fundamentals of marching, maneuvering, and preparation and presentation of formations. Offered fall semester and in summer term during odd-numbered years.

MUE 497 Internship in Music. 15–18 hours.
Prerequisites: Senior standing, admission to the teacher education program, a minimum GPA of 2.75 for all work attempted, a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the major, completion of senior recital, completion of teaching methods courses in major, and passing piano proficiency.

Full-time, supervised teaching experience in the area of specialization (instrumental or vocal), from nursery school through grade 12. Usually offered spring semester. Application for student teaching must be made the semester prior to student teaching (excluding summer term) through the Office of Clinical Experience. Formal application meetings are held and their times will be posted in Graves Hall and announced in the Crimson White prior to the meetings.

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