Music (MUSC)

Music (MUSC)

MUSC 801  Historical Developments Influencing Music Education  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course examines the historical, philosophical, and pedagogic trends that have shaped the modern discipline of music education in practice. Application is made to curricular concerns of K-12 general education, vocal and instrumental ensemble development, national and state-level learning outcomes, and principal learning methodologies.

Offered: Online

MUSC 820  The Music Educator  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is a study of the social, psychological, and spiritual formation of the music educator as leader and practitioner. This course assists the music educator in analyzing their career and establishing a professional development plan. The course emphasizes pedagogical application to spiritual formation within the contexts of music-learning.

Offered: Online

MUSC 835  Philosophies of Music Education  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course emphasizes inquiry into the various philosophies of music education and the psychology of music. This includes social, structural, and psychological concerns of music learning and music making. Implications derived from cognition, assessment approaches, and metatopics of art, folk, and popular music will inform research that shapes the scholarly narrative of music education philosophies.

Offered: Online

MUSC 840  Current Issues in Music Education  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Study of current issues influencing the state of music education in schools. Focus on the interpretation, implementation, and development of policy. Topics include public policy, advocacy, diversity, exceptional students, behavior management, teacher evaluation, and curriculum.

Offered: Online

MUSC 845  The Role of the College Music Teacher  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Preparation for careers in post-secondary education. Development of teaching skills. Higher-education applications of assessment, curriculum development, classroom technology, and working with adult learners.

Offered: Online

MUSC 846  Role Music Educ Administrator  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Preparation for careers in music education administration, whether as a district music administrator at the K-12 level or as a higher-education music administrator. Applications of leadership, curriculum development, and administrative best practices.

Offered: Online

MUSC 851  Community, Culture and Relationship in Music Education  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Study of how the music educator builds community and culture in the music program and grows relationships with other groups in the educational system and beyond. To sustain a thriving music program, the music educator must build a healthy culture and sense of community within the music program. It is also important for the music educator to build strategic partnerships with administration, other arts programs, academic programs, sports programs, community arts organizations, venues, and more.

Offered: Online

MUSC 880  Intro Thesis Writing Project  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course prepares the student to begin the thesis writing project.

Offered: Online

MUSC 888  Thesis Project Proposal Research I  4 Credit Hour(s)  

This is the first course for doctoral candidates in the process of developing and completing the research study and doctoral thesis. Doctoral candidates will finalize the thesis proposal and develop chapters 1 & 2 of the thesis to include a detailed literature review relevant to the research study.

Offered: Online

MUSC 889  Thesis Project Proposal & Research  3,5 Credit Hour(s)  

This is the second course for doctoral candidates in the process of developing and completing the research study and doctoral thesis. Doctoral candidates will develop chapters 3, 4, & 5 of the thesis and prepare a presentation for the final thesis defense.

Offered: Online

MUSC 890  Thesis Project Defense  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: MUSC 889

This is the final course for doctoral candidates completing the doctoral thesis. Doctoral candidates will defend their thesis and finalize the thesis manuscript for publication.

Offered: Online

MUSC 892  Comprehensive Exam  0 Credit Hour(s)  

The comprehensive exam/defense is a zero credit written and oral examination that serves as a culminating assessment for the Doctor of Music Education. The comprehensive exam will be based on courses taken in their distinct Doctor of Music Education program. The exam is taken as a prerequisite to the Thesis. A Pass/Fail Committee decision for the Comprehensive Exam/Oral Defense will be placed in the student's official file, noted on the DCP Audit, and appear on the student's transcript.

Registration Restrictions: Student must have completed 36 hours of coursework in the Doctor of Music Education.

Offered: Online

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