Course descriptions index


Music Education


MUED F110 Becoming a Music Teacher in the 21st Century

2 Credits

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. Prerequisites: ENGL F111X. (2+0)


MUED F201 Introduction to Music Education

2 Credits

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 F111X; ENGL F211X; MUED F110. (2+0+1)


MUED F309 Elementary School Music Methods

3 Credits

Principles, procedures and materials for teaching music to children at the elementary level. (Cross-listed with ED F309.) (3+0)


MUED F310 Practicum in Elementary Music Methods

1 Credit

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-requisites: MUED F309. Recommended: ED F201. (0.5+1.5)


MUED F315 Music Methods and Techniques

2 Credits

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. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (1+2)


MUED F316 Practicum in Middle-Level Music Methods

1 Credit

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. Prerequisites: MUS F315; any music techniques/methods course plus concurrent enrollment in a second MUS F315 course. Recommended: ED F201. (0.5+1.5)


MUED F405W Secondary School Music Methods

3 Credits

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. Note: Should be taken prior to ED F453. Prerequisites: ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; permission of instructor. (2+3)


MUED F406 Practicum in Secondary Music Methods

1 Credit

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 F405, Secondary Schools Music Methods. (0.5+1.5)


MUED F610 Historical and Contemporary Issues in Music Education

3 Credits

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 of technology. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in a music degree program. Recommended: One year of K-12 teaching experience. (3+0)


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