EDUC 217 Intro to Music Education
An introduction to the music education program at Luther College, the course aims to examine the ways in which the competencies and dispositions for music teaching will be developed. Students will learn fundamentals of instructional planning. Students will converse with school music educators, and examine their own experiences as music learners to being framing their teacher identity. Students will begin a teaching portfolio.
EDUC 360 Foundations of Music Education
Designed to develop a philosophy of music education, concepts of program development and current approaches to music teaching. Role of technology, rehearsal and lesson planning, assessment, and curriculum will be emphasized. Required of all music education majors.
EDUC 462 General Music Education: Elementary/ Middle School
Survey of the general music program in the elementary and middle school. Study of the music student, content, materials, and methods of instruction. Includes Orff, and Kodaly approaches, the young adolescent, the changing voice, technology, and classroom management. Includes clinical component in area schools. Required of all vocal music education minors (and needed by instrumental education minors seeking licensure in neighboring states).
EDUC 361 Clinical Experience in Music Education
100 hour clinical practicum that follows education 360. Students work under the direction of a cooperating teacher and plan, teach, rehearse and reflect on the teaching of music in a vocal/orchestra/band program at the elementary, middle/high school level. Course objectives are formulated from the core competencies of the teacher education program at Luther.