Music Education

MED workshops involve elementary instruction and pedagogy of the instrument or instruments in their respective families. Each workshop is a full semester and is offered every semester(except World Music in the Classroom).

 

MED 100 Voice 1 SH
Every semester.

MED 102 Woodwind: Single Reed 1 SH
Every semester.

MED 103 Brass Workshop 1 SH
Every semester.

MED 104 World Music in the Classroom 1 SH
This workshop focuses on authentic music from a variety of cultures, appropriate for use in elementary and middle school settings. Students will learn game-songs, dances, and recreational/social songs and rhythms, as well as accompaniments using traditional instruments. Spring semester only.

MED 105 String Workshop 1 SH
Every semester.

MED 108 Woodwind: Double Reed 1 SH
Every semester.

MED 110 Percussion 1 SH
Every semester.

MED 206 Introduction to Music Education 2 SH
For prospective teachers of music, this course covers the history of and present status of music in the schools, examining qualifications of music teachers, state and national music standards, and certification requirements. First-year students will begin exploring aspects of music pedagogy and will observe master teachers in the schools. Fall semester.

MED 303 Elementary Music Methods (Grades K–6) 3 SH
This course is designed to acquaint students with the field of elementary music education and to provide them with materials, procedures and techniques in music necessary to function in that setting. The relationship between content and method and the developmental characteristics of the learner will be stressed. Prerequisite: Students must meet entrance requirements for admission to professional music education program. Spring semester.

MED 304 Elementary Professional Development School Experience .5 SH
During the Music Education Professional Program, students who enroll in MED 303 (spring semester) will complete a 5-day professional development school experience during Spring Break or in May. Field placements will be in the Bethel or Danbury Professional Development Schools. Music students will work under the direction of Bethel/ Danbury Public School music teachers and receive supervision from WCSU Department of Music faculty members. Students will apply what they are learning in professional program music methods courses. Corequisite: enrollment in the music education professional program. Spring semester.

MED 316 Arranging 2 SH
A one-semester course designed to equip prospective music teachers with arranging skills to meet the needs and ability levels of school performing groups and classroom situations. Required of all music education majors. Prerequisite: MUS 209 and MUS 211. Spring semester.

MED 320 Student Teaching 11 SH
Each student spends a full semester (70 contact days) observing and teaching in elementary and secondary schools with trained cooperating teachers under the supervision of music education university faculty. The semester is divided into two different placements covering general music and performance areas. Student teaching is full time for one semester. Prerequisite: completion of all levels of theory, piano and professional courses. See Music Department requirements for assignment to student teaching.

MED/ED 340 Assessment of Teaching Strategies 1 SH
See ED/MED 340.

MED 353 Secondary Music Methods (Grades 7–12) 3 SH
This course deals with middle school and senior high school music curricula: general music class, choral and instrumental ensembles, techniques, problems, literature and performance. Prerequisite: Students must meet entrance requirements for admission to music education professional program. Fall semester.

MED 354 Secondary Professional Development School Experience .5 SH
During the Music Education Professional Program, students who enroll in MED 354 Secondary Music Methods (fall semester) will complete a 5-day professional development school experience in December or January. Field placements will be in the Bethel or Danbury professional development schools. Music students will work under the direction of Bethel/Danbury public school music teachers and receive supervision from the WCSU Department of Music faculty members. Students will apply what they are learning in professional program music methods courses, demonstrating readiness for student teaching. Corequisite: enrollment in the music education professional program. Fall semester.

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