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The Bachelor of Music prepares the student for certification in All Level Choral Certification and All Level Instrumental Certification. When requirements for the Bachelor of Music Degree are completed, an application is made to the College of Education and Health Professions for completing courses in preparation for receiving a Texas Teacher Certificate. Numerous courses in instrumental and choral conducting, instrumental and choral methods, woodwind, brass, string, and percussion class, early childhood music, elementary music, strategies and assessment in music pedagogy, and introduction to music pedagogy are offered to help prepare students for careers in music education.
Description of Courses
MUSI 2112 Introduction to Music Pedagogy
Course Description: Comprehensive survey of instrumental, choral and elementary music through lecture and research pertaining to professional responsibilities and career opportunities.
Early Childhood & Elementary Music Education Courses
MUSI 3211: Early Childhood Music
Course Description: This class will focus on musical characteristics of young children, folksong and composed literature, performance activities, song analysis, and techniques for reading and writing music.
MUSI 4211: Elementary Music
Course Description: This class will focus on perception as it relates to children's development and participation in music through singing, chanting, moving, and playing instruments. Major approaches to music education, such as Music Learning Theory, Orff Schulwerk, and Kodaly, will be explored.
MUSI 4216: Strategies and Assessment in Music Pedagogy
Course Description: Current trends in music education will be examined. Topics include behavior management, learning styles, students with special needs, exceptional students, and examination of major learning theories and principles of cognitive, social, emotional, physical and aesthetic development. This course will also examine a variety of assessment techniques that are used in a music classroom. Assessment tools such as rubrics, rating scales, National Standards, TEKS, TAKS, and TExES will be examined and implemented into lesson planning. This course has a field experience component.
MUSI 4217: Field Experience in Music Pedagogy
Course Description: Supervised and directed practice in local schools. The student will be assigned to a public school site for five hours per week. Weekly seminars are required. Field-based experience must be taken the semester immediately preceding student teaching residency.
Choral Music Education Courses
MUSI 3214: Choral Ensembles and Literature I
Description of Courses: These courses investigate the factors relating to the teaching of choral music in the middle school and secondary school and aid in the development of the administrative skills necessary to run an outstanding choral music education program at the middle school and secondary school level. These courses are designed for persons preparing to teach choral music in middle and secondary level public schools. Students in these courses will acquire the knowledge and skills required to successfully manage and teach music to students in choral ensembles. These courses are required for all secondary school music education majors.
MUSI 3214: Choral Methods and Techniques I
MUSI 4214: Choral Methods and Techniques II
Course Objectives: In general, as a result of exploring the content of thi
Instrumental Music Education Courses
MUSI 3200: Marching Band Techniques
Course Description: Marching Band Techniques is a two hour course open to music majors only which is designed to provide students with a detailed study of history, design concepts, and rehearsal techniques for the contemporary marching band.
Upon successful completion of MUSI 3200 the student will be able to:
MUSI 3213: Instrumental Methods and Techniques I
Course Description: This course is a two-hour credit course designed to provide students with a study of administrative issues including philosophy, budgets, organizing the music program, fundraising, public relations, and private lesson programs.
MUSI 4213: Instrumental Methods and Techniques II
Course Description: This course is a two-hour credit course designed to provide students with a study of literature, music selection, rehearsal and lesson planning, sound production, and rehearsal and performance practices for intermediate and advanced instrumental ensembles.
Course Objectives for MUSI 3213 and 4213:
Undergraduate Music Education Sequence Sheets:
Graduate Core Courses in Music Education
Course Description: Study historical, philosophical and curricular issues and principles that provide the context for contemporary music education.
Objectives for Part III:
MUSI 5352: Psychological Foundations of Music Education
Course Description: A study of the psychological foundations of music education. This course will investigate topics such as perception of and responses to music, the nature of musical attributes, music learning, and the measurement of musical behavior.
MUSI 5363 Research in Music
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