2018 Summer Schedule

MME 890-21 STEM - Leadership Behind the Classroom Walls (3 credits)

Lynch Room 188     June 4-15     6-9pm 
     Class Meeting Dates 6/5, 6/7, 6/12, 6/14    

Teachers are often not included in key policy discussions at the local, state, and federal levels. As a result, many critical decisions made in regard to education policy do not reflect the expertise of classroom teachers.

In this course, you will learn how to hone your leadership and advocacy skills to help shape STEM policy at the local, state and federal level.  Elements of the course will include:.

STEM policy background
Understanding white papers and media articles
News media training (TV, radio, blogs, podcasts, Op-Eds)
Legislative affairs, political action and lobbying
Leveraging Twitter for advocacy
Resource and stakeholder development
Action planning for advocacy

This is an elective course.


MME 872.01 Teaching Musicianship in Secondary Schools (3 credits)

BMC Room 14     June 20-22, and June 25-26     9am-4pm

This course is designed to aid secondary school teachers in preparing, implementing, and effectively running music theory and ear training programs, or similar musicianship courses. In addition to creating the overall structure for these courses, emphasis will be placed on theory and ear training pedagogy, with particular emphasis on assembling resources and creating activities geared for meaningful learning outcomes. Specific outcomes include: developing a clear conception of the pedagogy relating to music fundamentals, music theory, and ear training through discussion, model teaching, textbook evaluation, and surveying other resources; and designing curriculum for a one-semester musicianship course with a complimentary ear-training program, or equivalent structured approach relevant to the teaching situation of the student. An elective course.

MME 890.01 Introduction to Marching Band Drill Design (3 credits)

BMC Room 23     June 27-29 and July 2-3     9am-4pm

In this course, we will examine fundamental drill writing techniques for marching band. Students will learn to write drill using Pyware drill-writing software. Fo a fee students will be able to obtain temporary access to the program for six months. During our week of class studnets will learn to select music, conduct phrase analysis, design shows, plan movement and staging, and write drill.  Laptop computers are required for the course and additional textbook TBD. An elective course.

MME 804.01 Psychology of Music Learning (3 credits)

BMC Room 228     July 9-13, and July 16-20     1pm-5pm

An investigation and discussion of theories of learning as they relate to the teaching of music. This course includes the study of specific teaching strategies and the nature of musical response. A core course.

MME 890.02 Teaching K-12 Music to Learners with Exceptionalities (3 credits)

BMC Room 19     July 23-27     9am-4pm

Teaching music to K-12 learners with exceptionalities. Topics include, among others, the study of the exceptionalities currently recognized by law for special services, IDEA, Individualized Education Plan (IEP), Section 504, assistive technology, inclusion, self-determination, universal design, least restrictive environment (LRE), accommodations and curriculum modifications, Response to Intervention (RTI), collaboration in the school community, music therapy, and the history of special education. An elective course.

This course will be be taught by visiting faculty Dr. Debroah Vanderlinde. Deborah teaches music education at Oakland University where she and her colleagues envision a constructivist approach to music learning and teaching. Current research interests include the application of constructivist theory in music education, music listening, learners with exceptionalities, and all levels of teacher education. She is co-editor (with Kimberly McCord) of "Exceptional Pedagogy for Children with Exceptionalities: International Perspectives" (Oxford, 2016).


MME 890.03 First Steps in Music (2 credits)

BMC Room 23     July 30-August 3     9am-4pm

First Steps in Music is an early childhood music curriculum that is based on research, high-quality literature and practical experience. It is a fun, engaging, and inspiring method to teach our youngest music students and it easily aligns to our new National Standards. Participants will take part in singing, dancing and movement activities that will be direct “take-backs” to the classroom as well as learn a new method to Pk-2 music instruction. Students who are in attendance for all class meetings and complete the given requirements will receive certification First Steps from the Feierabend Association for Music Education. An elective course.


MME 890-04 Making the Most Out of a Makerspace (3 credits)

          August 6-10     8am-4pm

This course is designed to provide K-12 educators with the training needed to incorporate Makerspaces into their own curriculum. Enrolled participants will have the opportunity to learn various Makerspace technologies through multiple hands-on experiences.  An elective course.

2018 Fall Schedule

MME 802.91 Research Methods in Music Education (3 credits)

Online     October 29 - December 13

A study in the organization, presentation, interpretation, and documentation of research that makes use of encyclopedias, indices, databases, and other aids. A core course.

MME 880.91 Modern Band I (2 credits)

Online     October 29 - December 16

Students will enhance their knowledge of teaching modern music ensembles in the public schools. Topics will include curriculum and techniques for teaching diverse popular music ensembles; repertoire performance from various popular styles; and learning rhythmic, melodic and harmonic practices associated with each genre. Additional topics include classroom technology and instrumental equipment. This course meets a supportive studies of music and Modern Band Certificate requirement.

2019 Spring Schedule

MME 881.91 Beginning Pedagogy and Methods for Electric Guitar & Drums (1 credit)

Online     January 15 - March 4

Students will learn the skills necessary to teach guitar and drums in a popular music setting. "Music as a second language" will be the emphasized pedagogy. Students are required to meet a minimum proficiency on each instrument. Prerequisite is MME 880.
Requirement for Modern Band Certificate and meets supportive studies in music course for MME.

MME 883.91 Beginning Pedagogy and Methods for Electric Bass and Keyobards (1 credit)

Online     March 12  - April 29

Students will learn the skills necessary to teach electric guitar and keyboard in a popular music setting. "Music as a second language" will be the emphasized pedagogy.  Students are required to meet a minimum proficiency on each instrument. Prerequisite is MME 880.  Requirement for Modern Band Certificate and meets supportive studies in music course for MME.

MME 850.91 Ethnomusicology (3 credits)

Online     January 15 - March 4

This course is designed to explore musical dimensions across a variety of the world's musical cultures. This course meets supportive studies in music requirement.


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