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Graduate — Music Education — BJUOnline

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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 – February 23
  • Register by: December 24

ME 502: Music Business 2 credits

An examination of the design, implementation and operation of a professional music business (e.g., the traditional and Internet-based private studio, music academy, recording studio, retail and freelance work). Topics include business planning, licensure, budgeting, technology, marketing, grant writing, publishing and copyright law. Students will develop and defend a business plan for their chosen music business.

  • Dates: May 6 – June 22
  • Register by: April 22

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: May 6 – June 22
  • Register by: April 22

ME 611: Music Curriculum 3 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: May 6 – June 22
  • Register by: April 22

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 6 – June 22
  • Register by: April 22

ME 503: Early Childhood Music Education 3 credits

A survey of child development theories and the music acquisition process, birth to age nine. The influence of environment, play and movement on music acquisition will be studied through the examination of recent research, developmentally appropriate curricula, field observations and laboratory experiences.

  • Dates: June 24 – August 10
  • Register by: June 10

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 24 – August 10
  • Register by: June 10

ME 695: Graduate Seminar in Music Education 3 credits

An exploration of contemporary topics and challenges in music education with an emphasis on engaging issues from a biblical worldview. Action research projects, group discussion, and presentations provide opportunities to link research to students' current teaching situations and professional development needs.

  • Dates: June 24 – August 10
  • Register by: June 10

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