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ME 615: Pedagogy Seminar 3 credits

This course covers the pedagogical sequencing of technique and literature and the development of diagnostic skills and techniques for correcting common performance errors in studio and rehearsal settings. Applications are tailored to the student's teaching area of interest (instrumental, choral).

  • Dates: May 7 – June 16
  • Register by: April 23

ME 691: Testing & Research in Music Education 3 credits

An introduction to the relevant areas of music education testing and research, including music aptitude testing, music achievement testing, and the standard education research methodologies as applied to the field of music education.

  • Dates: May 7 – August 11
  • Register by: April 23
  • Next offered: May 6, 2019 – June 22, 2019
  • Number of Proctored Tests in Course: 1
  • Additional Course Information: Students will need a statistical calculator and access to Statistical Package for Social Sciences 22.1 (SPSS). Distance students in the Greenville area may access SPSS 22 in FA 11. You may also download and rent SPSS 22 for six months at

ME 510: History of American Music 3 credits

Designed specifically for the practicing music educator, the course will explore the history of American music through style, historical context, structure, social significance and political impact. Students will complete a final project which connects their own teaching experiences and/or pedagogical concerns to a topic covered in the course.

  • Dates: June 18 – August 11
  • Register by: June 4

ME 611: Music Curriculum 2 credits

Processes and approaches to music curricula, including planning, scope and sequence; writing behavioral objectives and instructional outcomes; and evaluation techniques. Also covers integrating learning theories and a scriptural philosophy with music content and methodology.

  • Dates: June 18 – August 11
  • Register by: June 4
  • Next offered: May 6, 2019 – June 22, 2019

ME 612: Principles & History of Music Education 3 credits

An introduction to the history of American school music education from the European antecedents through the present. Emphasis will be placed on the underlying philosophies of music and the historical justifications for music teaching.

  • Dates: June 18 – August 11
  • Register by: June 4
  • Next offered: June 24, 2019 – August 10, 2019
  • Additional Course Information: The website to purchase The Brain's Timetable for Developing Musical Skills is

ME 613: Foundational Approaches in Music Education 2 credits

Content and application of Gordon's Music Learning Theory, and the approaches of Orff, Kodaly and Dalcroze. Emphasizes skill development as advocated by each: audiation, movement, improvisation, solfege, systems of rhythm reading, etc. The student will apply these to the teaching of music within his area of specialization.

  • Dates: August 27 – October 20
  • Register by: August 13

ME 511: World Music 3 credits

Designed specifically for the practicing music educator, the course will provide a broad overview of musical traditions, styles, instruments and cultures from people around the world with the goal of informing curriculum design.

  • Dates: October 22 – December 8
  • Register by: October 8
  • Next offered: May 6, 2019 – June 22, 2019

ME 614: Psychology of Music 3 credits

A comprehensive overview of human music behaviors from a psychological perspective. Psychoacoustics, music perception, affective and aesthetic responses to music, and the function of music in society are systematically investigated through research methodologies and literature.

  • Dates: January 7 – March 2
  • Register by: December 24

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