Lower Division Courses

MUSE 171. Orientation to Music Education (1 credit hour). Looks at the concepts of comprehensive musicianship and develops strategies for leading music activities in a variety of scenarios. Learn observation techniques appropriate for viewing a wide range of instrumental and vocal performances.

MUSE 235. Methods of Teaching Orchestral Instruments (Violin and Viola) (1 credit hour). Procedures and materials for class and private teaching. Includes performance and fundamentals in first position and theory and reading knowledge of positions two through five. Includes band and orchestra laboratory. Grades 4-12.

MUSE 236. Methods of Teaching Orchestral Instruments (Cello and String Bass) (1 credit hour). Procedures and materials for class and private teaching. Applies fundamental techniques. Includes knowledge of more difficult positions and special techniques. Includes band and orchestra laboratory. Grades 4-12.

MUSE 237. Methods of Teaching Band and Orchestral Instruments (Clarinet and Saxophone) (1 credit hour). Prepares the prospective instrumental music instructor to effectively teach clarinet and saxophone in the public school setting. Includes discussions of teaching techniques, identification of problems peculiar to each instrument, care and minor repair, instructional materials, reed selection and adjustment, instrument brands, and the development of sufficient playing skills. Grades 4-12.

MUSE 238. Methods of Teaching Band and Orchestral Instruments (Flute and Double Reeds) (1 credit hour). Prepares the prospective instrumental music instructor to effectively teach flute and double reeds in the public school setting. Includes discussions of teaching techniques, identification of problems peculiar to each instrument, care of instrument, instructional materials, instrument brands, and the development of sufficient playing skills. Grades 4-12.

MUSE 239. Methods of Teaching Band and Orchestral Instruments (Brass) (1 credit hour). Procedures and materials for class and private teaching of all brass instruments, emphasizing tone quality, differences in embouchure, and necessary techniques for performance. Grades 4-12.

MUSE 240. Methods of Teaching Band and Orchestral Instruments (Percussion) (1 credit hour). Procedures and materials for class and private instruction. Includes application of snare drum fundamentals and a study of basic techniques for all percussion instruments. Grades 4-12.

MUSE 241. String Rehearsal Methods (1 credit hour). String rehearsal techniques and materials for grades four through 12. Required of majors in choral/keyboard program and choral/keyboard majors in special music education program.

MUSE 242. Wind and Percussion Rehearsal Methods (1 credit hour). Wind and percussion techniques and materials for grades four through 12. Required of majors in choral/keyboard program and choral/keyboard majors in special music education program.

MUSE 271. Introduction to Music Education (2 credit hours). Demonstrate familiarity with the scope and program of K-12 music education. Articulate a current music education philosophy while developing leadership skills for a variety of music activities and teaching scenarios. Prerequisite: MUSE 171.

 

Upper Division Courses

MUSE 303. Survey of Vocal Music for Elementary Schools (2 credit hours). An overview of activities in the elementary general music program. Includes a study of objectives for elementary classes and consideration of materials and methods. Includes autoharp, recorder techniques, and music theatre for public schools. For students primarily interested in teaching music in the elementary schools. Grades K-8. Prerequisite: MUSE 323.

MUSE 304. Survey of Instrumental Elementary School Music (2 credit hours). A survey of methods and materials in the elementary school instrumental program of instruction. For students primarily interested in teaching instrumental music in the elementary schools. Prerequisite: MUSE 204. Grades 4-8.

MUSE 305. Pre-student Teaching (1 credit hour). This fieldbased course allows the student to spend extended time in an appropriate music classroom working with a cooperating teacher. The experience will provide opportunities for the student to plan and design instruction, implement instruction, and reflect on the role of the practitioner. Prerequisites: acceptance into teacher education and instructors consent.

MUSE 309. Survey of Music for Special Education (2 credit hours). Consideration of methods and problems in preparation for student teaching of music with special education students at early childhood elementary and secondary levels in public schools. Includes musical settings (self-contained and mainstreamed) in regular and alternative schools and classes, identification, objectives, appropriate activities, materials, and planning and implementation techniques. Also includes observation, demonstration-participation experiences, and/or media presentations. Grades K-12. Prerequisites: MUSE 304 or 323 with instructors consent.

MUSE 323. Fundamentals of Vocal Music for Secondary Schools (2 credit hours). The teaching of music in the secondary school, consideration of objectives, and examination of materials. For students primarily interested in teaching music in secondary schools; includes observation in public schools. Grades 6-12. Prerequisites: MUSP 218 and music education major or instructors consent.

MUSE 324. Fundamentals of Instrumental Music for Secondary Schools (2 credit hours). Covers techniques and materials for teaching instrumental music in middle schools and senior high schools. Emphasizes instrumental organization and administration, pedagogical practices, laboratory experiences, guiding student behavior, evaluation, and professional responsibilities. Grades 6-12.

MUSE 342. Survey of Choral Techniques and Literature (2 credit hours). A study of basic techniques of ensembles and examination of literature for large and small ensembles. Includes song leading. Required for all music education majors. Grades 6-12. Prerequisite: MUSP 217 or 218.

MUSE 351. Music Fundamentals for the Classroom Teacher (2-3 credit hours). For students planning to teach in the elementary school classroom. Includes basic fundamentals of music emphasizing development of students music ability in singing, playing the piano, and classroom instruments.

MUSE 405. Student Teaching Seminar (1 credit hour). Emphasizes special problems related to preparation for student teaching: consideration of the vocal and general music programs at all levels. Prerequisites: MUSE 303 and 323; also 309 for special music education majors. Includes content area reading modules. To be taken during student teaching semester. Grades K-12.

MUSE 451. Student Teaching in the Elementary School: Music (5 credit hours). Prerequisites: acceptance into teacher education, CI 328, CESP 433, methods in the subject area, and concurrent enrollment in CI 457, and student teaching seminar.

MUSE 452. Student Teaching in Special Music Education (2 credit hours). Practicum designed to allow students to spend a designated portion of a semester in an appropriate special music education classroom setting working with a cooperating teacher who has special music education training and experience. The student and cooperating teacher, with the approval of the university supervisor, will devise a plan for the student teacher to assume full responsibility for the classroom(s) for a designated period of time during the semester. Prerequisites: an appropriate ISAM course (MUSE 303/304 and 309), Pre-student Teaching, CESP 433, concurrent enrollment in student teaching seminar.

MUSE 469. Student Teaching: Secondary Music (5 credit hours). Prerequisites: acceptance into teacher education, methods in the subject area, CI 312 and 328, CESP 433, 2.500 GPA in the major, and concurrent enrollment in CI 457 and student teaching seminar.

MUSE 481. Cooperative Education (1-8 credit hours). See MUSE 281.

 

Graduate Level
Open to Undergraduate Enrollment

MUSE 606. Music Methods for Early Childhood Education (2-3 credit hours). Methods and materials for teaching music in the preschool and kindergarten classroom. Includes the development of the child's musical growth through singing, listening, rhythmic, and creative activities; a survey of available materials; and development of playing, singing, and conducting skills.

MUSE 611. Music for Special Education (2 credit hours). Open to upper-division or graduate students and intended for the potential practicing music teacher, classroom teacher, or special education teacher. Includes identification of the dysfunction in children and their problems and current theory and practices in special music education. Satisfies the requirement, effective September 1, 1981, that applicants for initial certification or renewal of secondary and/or elementary certification shall present a survey course, or equivalent content from other courses, in the subject area of exceptional children. This provision applies to initial certification and recertification of music teachers only, grades K-12.

MUSE 617. Literacy Strategies for Content Areas: Music (2 credit hours). Covers principles and strategies used in effective instruction, including vocabulary development and comprehension skills needed in content areas. Students will receive training to use the 6-trait Analytical Rating Guide for assessing writing, which is the method used to score the Kansas State Writing Assessment. Prerequisites: acceptance into teacher education, MUSE 303/304 or instructors consent.

MUSE 686. Marching Band Techniques (2 credit hours). A systematic approach to the marching band with regard to organization, show development, instrumentation, music adaptation, drill construction, and script development. Teaches both traditional drill and corps-style marching using manual methods and computer generated graphics. Field observations, films, photographs, and live performances by marching bands complement the class syllabus. Required for all instrumental majors.

MUSE 732. Music in the Middle School (3 credit hours). Includes administrative structures, the curriculum, adolescent development, teaching as behavior, and competencies needed for successful teaching of general and choral music in grades 6-9.

MUSE 750. Music Education Workshop (1-4 credit hours). Repeatable for credit.

MUSE 761-766. Kodaly Levels Courses (2 or 3 credit hours depending on the course). Level One (761 and 762); Level Two (763 and 764); Level Three (765 and 766). Courses generally offered summers only and require preregistration through the College of Fine Arts Institute 316-978-3591 or kodaly@wichita.edu.

MUSE 767. Kodaly Applications (2 credit hours). This course is for students who have completed Kodaly certification. Individuals and small groups work to further their skills as Kodaly teachers through musicianship, research, song analysis, and curriculum development.

MUSE 781. Cooperative Education (1-8 credit hours). A field placement which integrates coursework with a planned and supervised professional experience designed to complement and enhance the student's academic program. Individualized programs must be formulated with and approved by appropriate faculty sponsors and cooperative education coordinators. Note: a maximum of 4 S/U or Cr/NCr credits may be counted toward a graduate degree and must be taken in consultation with the graduate adviser for an approved graduate plan of study. Prerequisite: satisfactory academic standing prior to the first job assignment. May be repeated for credit. Offered Cr/NCr only.

MUSE 785. Instrumental Music Organization and Administration (2 credit hours). Problems of developing school instrumental music programs.

MUSE 790. Special Topics in Music (1-4 credit hours). For individual or group instruction. Individual study enrollment requires departmental consent. Repeatable with departmental consent.

MUSE 821. Leadership and Administration in Music Education (3 credit hours). Investigates research and strategies in music education relating to communication, classroom management, current trends, and teaching and learning styles. Includes teacher assessments and evaluation issues.

MUSE 822. Advanced Techniques in Special Music Education (3 credit hours). For special music education MME candidates only. Studies research literature and trends in special music education. Includes an evaluation of materials and techniques and special projects exploring the development of musical understanding in the dysfunctioning child. Course satisfies the requirement, effective September 1, 1981, that applicants for initial certification or renewal of secondary and/or elementary certification shall present a survey course, or equivalent content from other courses, in the subject area of exceptional children. This provision applies to initial certification and recertification of music teachers only. Prerequisite: MUSE 403 or 404.

MUSE 823. Special Music Education Practicum (3 credit hours). For special music education MME candidates only. Supervised teaching in special education classrooms. A companion course to MUSE 822; gives the MME special education candidate experience in teaching in special education classrooms. Prerequisite: MUSE 822 or concurrent enrollment.

MUSE 831. Developing the Child's Musical Understanding (3 credit hours). Definition of understandings necessary for the attainment of musical awareness in the child. Directs the exploration of classroom experiences toward the successful development of understanding through the application of basic learning principles. Prerequisite: MUSE 403.

MUSE 841. Special Project in Music (1-3 credit hours). Individually supervised study or research emphasizing the student's personal needs. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: instructor's consent. MUSE 842. Special Project in Music (1-3). Individually supervised study or research emphasizing the student's personal needs. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

MUSE 844. Terminal Conducting Project (2 credit hours). Individually supervised project for those accepted for the conducting option in the instrumental or choral emphasis under the MME degree. Prerequisites: instructors and departmental consent.

MUSE 845A. Seminar in Instrumental Music Education Literature (2 credit hours). Critical analysis of literature for band, orchestra, and small ensembles in elementary and secondary schools. Uses current bibliography. Repeatable for credit.

MUSE 851. Psychology of Music (3 credit hours). An overview of music behaviors from a psychological perspective. Relates recent literature concerning human psychoacoustics; melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic perception; and major learning theories to current trends in music education.

MUSE 853. Research Design and Methods (3 credit hours). Introduces research design and methods used in music education research.

MUSE 854. Terminal Project in Music Education (3 credit hours). Continued application of techniques of research. Requires the completion of a major research project. May be selected as the MME terminal requirement for specified programs. Prerequisite: MUSC 852.

MUSE 871. History and Philosophy of Music Education (3 credit hours). A study of historical trends and contemporary philosophies relevant to music education. Prerequisite: MUSE 851.

MUSE 875. Thesis Research (1-2 credit hours).

MUSE 876. Thesis (2 credit hours).

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Graduation Requirements

The following program fulfills both the university requirements for graduation and the Kansas licensure requirement and must be taken by all Bachelor of Music Education candidates. In completing the BME program, the student must meet the general education program requirements of the university given in the Academic Information Requirements for Graduation section of the Catalog.