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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 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 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
GIA Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 1579990274

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