Music Education (ME)

ME 1100  Introduction to Music Education  (3 Credits)  

Required for first semester, first year students majoring in Music Education. Communicates the responsibilities and requisite skills of the professional music educator. Examines topics relative to wellness as it pertains to physical, emotional, intellectual growth of the individual as well as that of the student population they will serve. Falls. (WECO)

ME 1160  Guitar Class I  (1 Credit)  

Development of basic performance skills on guitar, including functional accompanying in folk and popular styles. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): students must provide their own instruments.

ME 1200  Voice Class I  (1 Credit)  

Fundamentals of voice production: posture, breath control, tone, diction, interpretation; emphasis on group and solo performance. Falls.

ME 2000  Guitar Class II  (1 Credit)  

Continuation of development of Guitar Class I skills; introduction to ensemble playing. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): students must provide their own instruments.

ME 2020  Instrumental Lab  (0 Credits)  

Provides prospective music educators with opportunities in a lab setting to apply skills acquired on instruments studied in ME 2150, ME 3130, ME 3140, ME 3160, ME 3210, and ME 3220. Participants also plan and conduct rehearsals and receive feedback on their teaching effectiveness. Pass/No Pass. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): Music Education majors only.

ME 2110  Techniques of the Marching Band  (0.5 Credits)  

Styles and techniques of marching band performance, including pedagogical methods. Fall of even years.

ME 2150  String Methods  (1 Credit)  

Basic performance skills and teaching techniques for violin, viola, cello, and double bass. Application of skill takes place in an instrumental lab. Falls.

Prerequisite(s): Music Education majors only.

Corequisite(s): ME 2020.

ME 2340  Music Teaching Apprenticeship  (1 Credit)  

Supervised field experience prior to formal student teaching in which the student is involved in the music classroom and rehearsal for a minimum of 2 hours per week for a period of 10 weeks. Repeatable for credit. With permission.

Prerequisite(s): Music Education majors only.

ME 3010  Choral Lab  (0 Credits)  

Enhances the development of student choral conducting in a lab setting. The lab accompanies work done in both the elementary and secondary music methods classes. Pass/No Pass. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): Music Education majors only.

ME 3110  Elementary School Music Methods  (3 Credits)  

Exposes students to the Core Arts Standards and pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, and materials for teaching music in grades K-5. Students apply knowledge and skills and transfer learning in a public school practicum and in a choral lab. Springs.

Prerequisite(s): Music Education majors only; full acceptance to the Teacher Certification program.

Corequisite(s): ME 3010.

ME 3130  Woodwind Methods I  (1 Credit)  

Basic performance skills and teaching techniques for flute and clarinet. Application of skill takes place in an instrumental a lab. Falls.

Prerequisite(s): Music Education majors only.

Corequisite(s): ME 2020.

ME 3140  Woodwind Methods II  (1 Credit)  

Basic performance skills and teaching techniques for saxophone, oboe, and bassoon. Application skill takes place in an instrumental lab. Springs.

Prerequisite(s): Music Education majors only.

Corequisite(s): ME 2020.

ME 3160  Percussion Methods  (1 Credit)  

Basic performance skills and teaching techniques for selected percussion instruments. Application of skill takes place in an instrumental lab. Springs.

Prerequisite(s): Music Education majors only.

Corequisite(s): ME 2020.

ME 3210  Upper Brass Methods  (1 Credit)  

Basic performance skills and teaching techniques for trumpet and French horn. Application of skill takes place in an instrumental lab. Falls.

Prerequisite(s): Music Education majors only.

Corequisite(s): ME 2020.

ME 3220  Lower Brass Methods  (1 Credit)  

Basic performance skills and teaching techniques for trombone, euphonium (B.C. and T.C.), and tuba. Application of skill takes place in an instrumental lab. Springs.

Prerequisite(s): Music Education majors only.

Corequisite(s): ME 2020.

ME 3250  Choral Conducting  (2 Credits)  

Preparation and interpretation of choral scores for rehearsals and performances. Fall of even years.

Prerequisite(s): MU 2260 with a minimum grade of C.

ME 3260  Instrumental Conducting  (2 Credits)  

Preparation and interpretation of instrumental scores for rehearsals and performances. Fall of odd years.

Prerequisite(s): MU 2260 with a minimum grade of C.

ME 3340  Choral Literature and Techniques  (2 Credits)  

Organization and development of choral ensembles: recruitment, auditions, voice classifications, etc. Survey of choral repertoire appropriate for wide variety of choral groups. Fall of odd years.

ME 3350  Instrumental Literature and Techniques  (2 Credits)  

Organization and development of instrumental ensembles: recruitment, scheduling, instructional materials, etc. Survey of solo and ensemble literature and individual methods. Springs.

ME 3500  Technology for Music Educators  (3 Credits)  

Examines the history and evolution of music technology in music education and how it impacts music curriculum development, music education, culture and society. Explores music education, music administration, music notation and music sequencing software, MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) techniques, synthesis, programs and equipment that support MIDI and music notation for the music educator. Students acquire proficiency in MIDI technology and demonstrate that proficiency by designing a curriculum that integrates music technology into the music classroom. Students also turn in a music notation project. Falls. (TECO)

Prerequisite(s): Music Education majors only.

ME 4200  Secondary School Music Methods  (3 Credits)  

Exposes students to the Core Arts Standards and pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, and materials for teaching music in grades 6-12. Emphasizes general music. Students apply knowledge and skills and transfer learning in a public school practicum and in a choral lab. Falls.

Prerequisite(s): Music Education majors only; full acceptance to the Teacher Certification program.

Corequisite(s): ME 3010.

ME 4500  Senior Recital: Music Education  (0 Credits)  

Music Education majors are required to enroll in ME 4500 and to present a full recital program. This requirement may also be satisfied by sharing a recital with another student. A pre-recital jury before the faculty is required at least 4 weeks prior to the scheduled recital date. Pass/No Pass. Falls and Springs.

Corequisite(s): 4000 level Performance Studies.

ME 4860  Internship in Elementary Music Teaching  (6 Credits)  

The culminating field-based experience for Music Education majors, leading to teacher certification. It is a continuous, full-time experience during which students gradually assume responsibilities for a full range of music teaching activities. The Internship in Teaching is conducted under the guidance of a Mentor Teacher and a University Supervisor. Required seminars complement the experience. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA; minimum grade of C in all required ME/MU courses; completion of all other program requirements for certification in Music Education; permission of the Coordinator of Internships.

ME 4870  Internship in Secondary Music Teaching  (6 Credits)  

The culminating field-based experience for Music Education majors, leading to teacher certification. It is a continuous, full-time experience during which students gradually assume responsibilities for a full range of music teaching activities. The Internship in Teaching is conducted under the guidance of a Mentor Teacher and a University Supervisor. Required seminars complement the experience. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA; minimum grade of C in all required ME/MU courses; completion of all other program requirements for certification in Music Education; permission of the Coordinator of Internships.