2007-2008 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


Music education

MUED 110     2 Credits
Becoming a Music Teacher in the 21st Century
An introduction and exploration of the profession of music education. Focus on national educational policies and practices in education and music education. Opportunities for interaction with Alaska teachers, student teachers and students in the music education program. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X.) (2 + 0) Offered Spring


MUED 201     2 Credits
Introduction to Music Education
Introduction to professional education with special emphasis on music education as practiced at the elementary, middle school and high school levels. Review of cultural, social, and current legal requirements that influence education and music education in the U.S. and Alaska. (Prerequisites: ENGL 111X, ENGL 211X and MUED 110. Next offered: 2007-08.) (2 + 0 + 1) Offered Alternate Spring


MUED 309     3 Credits
Elementary School Music Methods
(Cross-listed with ED 309)
Principles, procedures and materials for teaching music to children at the elementary level. (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


MUED 310     1 Credit
Practicum in Elementary Music Methods
Students will observe and reflect upon weekly fieldwork in elementary public school classrooms, grades K-5. Additionally, students will assist with and lead live classroom activities. For preservice music educators. (Co-requisite: MUED 309; Recommended: ED 201. Next offered: 2007-08.) (.5 + 1.5) Offered Alternate Fall


MUED 315     2 Credits
Music Methods and Techniques
Instruction in voice and the basic instruments of band and orchestra. Emphasis on teaching methods. Course may be repeated for credit. See music department handbook. Materials fee: $75 for brass section only. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; for voice prerequisites: Permission of instructor.) (1 + 2) Offered Fall, Spring


MUED 316     1 Credit
Practicum in Middle-Level Music Methods
Students will observe and reflect upon weekly fieldwork in grades 4-6 beginning instrumental music classes. Additionally, students will assist with and lead live classroom activities. For preservice music educators. (Prerequisite: MUED 315, any music techniques/methods course plus concurrent enrollment in a second MUED 315 course. Recommended: ED 201. Next offered: 2008-09.) (.5 + 1.5) Offered Alternate Spring


MUED 405W       3 Credits
Secondary School Music Methods
Principles and methods of teaching music in junior and senior high school with emphasis on philosophies, management, objectives, teaching techniques, choral and general music programs. Includes use of teaching plans in classroom and rehearsal settings. (Prerequisites: ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X; and permission of instructor. Should be taken prior to ED 453.) (2 + 3) Offered Spring


MUED 406     1 Credit
Practicum in Secondary Music Methods
Students will observe and reflect upon weekly fieldwork in a local middle or high school. Additionally, students will assist with and lead live classroom activities. For preservice music educators. Taken concurrently with MUED 405, Secondary Music Methods. (Next Offered: 2008-09.) (.5 + 1.5) Offered Alternate Fall


MUED 610     3 Credits
Historical and Contemporary Issues in Music Education
Overview of historical and contemporary issues in music education, including the early years in America, music education since 1950, professional organizations, philosophy, curricular approaches, comprehensive musicianship, the standards movement, assessment, multicultural music education and impact technology. (Prerequisite: Graduate-level standing in a music degree program. Recommended: One year of K-12 teaching experience. Next offered: Spring 2009) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


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