Music Education Courses

ME-431

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: MUED
Location: Boston Campus

This course is an overview of the instrumental instruction programs in PK-12 schools. Students examine teaching techniques for beginning instrumental students. Students also analyze appropriate methods books for instrumental instruction.

 

ME-475

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: MUED majors
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: ISKB-322, ME-211, ME-311, and written approval of course chair. NOTE: Passing score on MUED proficiency and MTEL Communication Skills are required.
Department: MUED
Location: Boston Campus

In this course, students gain practical teaching experience in diverse elementary and secondary schools of greater Boston, including those where students engage with children who are English Language Learners (ELL) and are provided with Sheltered English Immersion (SEI). When completing the hours associated with ELL/SEI, those enrolled in the course are encouraged to observe both core subject and music teachers. Students complete a minimum of 45 hours of fieldwork at the site. Students learn from a cooperating teacher in the field, who serves as their field-based supervisor. Students assist their cooperating teacher, as well as create and implement their own lessons. Students also assess their own teaching practice. They learn to improve their teaching, based on feedback from their cooperating teacher and from the Berklee faculty who observe them in the classroom. In the required seminar, students further evaluate their teaching experiences and share best practices. Students also learn from expert teachers who serve as guest lecturers in the seminar. A final written report and/or online journal is required.

ME-495

6 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: MUED majors
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: ME-475 and written approval of course chair. NOTE: Passing scores on both MTEL Communication Skills and Music exams are required.
Department: MUED
Location: Boston Campus

In this course, students gain practical teaching experience in elementary and secondary schools. Students complete a minimum of 450 hours of fieldwork at the site, with a minimum of 150 hours of full responsibility in the classroom. Students learn from a cooperating teacher in the field, who serves as their field-based supervisor. Students assist their cooperating teacher, as well as create and implement their own lessons. Students also assess their own teaching practice. They learn to improve their teaching, based on feedback from their cooperating teacher and from the Berklee faculty who observe them in the classroom. In the required seminar, students further evaluate their teaching experiences and share best practices. Students also learn from expert teachers who serve as guest lecturers in the seminar.

 

ME-498

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: Written approval of course instructor and course chair
Department: MUED
Location: Boston Campus

This course is a directed study in music education that will focus on an advanced topic of the student's choosing in consutlation with a faculty member and the chair of the Music Education department.

PSME-311

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Cecil Adderley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MUED majors
Electable by: MUED majors
Prerequisites: None
Department: MUED
Location: Boston Campus

In this performance class for music education majors, students prepare for solo and ensemble presentations. These presentations enable the student to demonstrate satisfactory proficiency on his/her principal instrument. Students prepare performances from a variety of styles. They develop recital programs and program notes. Students also learn to develop rubrics to assess performances.

 

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