Course Topics

EDUC 232: Music Education Curriculum and Strategies

Students will learn the origins of music curriculum, and 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 361: Clinical Experiences in Music Education

This 100-hour clinical practicum is taken as part of the methods practicum sequence. 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 College. Prerequisite: MUS 250 and beginning of methods sequence. 

EDUC 371/371L: Elementary General Music Methods and Lab

Survey of the K-5 general music program. Study of the music student, content, materials, and methods of instruction. Includes Orff and Kodaly approaches, technology, and classroom management. This course provides practical experience in elementary general music methods through a teaching partnership with area schools. Required of all music education minors. 

EDUC 372 Middle School General Music Methods

Study of the middle school learner and the content, materials, and methods of instruction in the middle school general music classroom. Includes technology and alternative ensembles as well as classroom management. Required of vocal music education minors only. 

MUS 491 Senior Project for Music Education

This senior project option is open to seniors in the music education program only. Focus is on creation of a research-based Developing Portfolio. Prerequisites: music major and music education minor; senior status. 

Cantorei is an auditioned choral ensemble of made up of sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The choir performs throughout the year at campus worship services and concerts, Christmas at Luther, Homecoming, and Family Weekend.