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Music Education Courses

We are excited about the prospect of your taking courses through SCOPE. Formal admission to BJU is not required to take a course by distance learning, and approval to take a distance learning course does not imply admission to BJU or to a particular degree program.

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: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

Instrumental Score Reading Program Workbook – 1979 Edition
Grunow, R.F. & Froseth, J.O.
Chicago
GIA Publications
ISBN: 9781579995799
Note: For students primarily interested in instrumental ensembles (workbook and CD required)

Instrumental Score Reading Program CD – 1979 Edition
Grunow, R.F. & Froseth, J.O.
Chicago
GIA Publications
ISBN: 9781579996277
Note: For students primarily interested in instrumental ensembles (workbook and CD required)

Choral Score Reading Program Workbook – 1985 Edition
Grunow, R.F. & Fargo, M.H.
Chicago
GIA Publications
ISBN: 9781579995805
Note: For students primarily interested in choral ensembles (workbook and CD required)

Choral Score Reading Program CD – 1985 Edition
Grunow, R.F. & Fargo, M.H.
Chicago
GIA Publications
Note: For students primarily interested in choral ensembles (workbook and CD required)

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. This is the capstone course and should be the last course taken. It includes the comprehensive exam.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • Note: There is no textbook for this course.

There is no textbook for this course.

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: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

Americas Musical Life: A History – 2005 Edition
Crawford, Richard
ISBN: 9780393327267

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 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023

Course Design: A Guide to Curriculum Development for Teachers – 7th Edition
Posner, G. J., & Rudnitsky, A. N.
New York, NY
Pearson Education, Inc.
ISBN: 0205457665

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. This is the capstone course and should be the last course taken. It includes the comprehensive exam.

  • Dates: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023
  • Note: There is no textbook for this course.

There is no textbook for this course.

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 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Register by: June 23, 2023

Music Play A major curriculum for early childhood music!
Wendy Valerio
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GIA Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 1579990274

A Music Learning Theory for Newborn and Young Children: 2013 Edition
Edwin Gordon
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GIA Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 9781579999667