Music, Music Education Concentration (M.A.) - Graduate - 2015 University Catalog

The Master of Arts in Music Education Program is a 32-hour program offering a comprehensive course of study for music teachers in all levels and specializations. In order to accommodate the variety of music teaching specializations, this program provides a considerable amount of elective coursework and fieldwork in your own classroom.

Candidates who hold a U.S. teaching certificate in music are eligible for the course work described here. (Candidates holding a music teaching certificate via an alternate route or foreign institution may require additional course work.) Two other programs, the Master of Arts in Teaching and the Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Teaching are available for candidates who are interested in attaining music teaching certification for public schools.

For further information: Cali School of Music; Academic Program Information


MUSIC w/CONC: Music Education

Complete 33 semester hours including the following 4 requirement(s):

  1. MUSIC CORE COURSES

    Complete 2 requirement(s):

    1. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list

      MUCP 511 Musical Style and Analysis (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUCP 512 Music Systems of Analysis and Composition (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Complete 3 semester hours from the following:

      MUHS 500 Selected Topic in Music I (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUHS 501 Selected Topics in Music II (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUHS 502 Selected Problems in Music History and Analysis (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUHS 505 Performance Practice in the Baroque Era (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUHS 506 Performance Practice in the Classical Era (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUHS 549 Modern Music (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUHS 554 Development of the Opera I (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUHS 599 Independent Study in Music History and Literature 1-4
      MUHS 600 Independent Study Music History and Literature 1-4
      MUHS 605 Seminar in Historical and Theoretical Studies (3 hours seminar) 3
    3. APPLIED MUSIC ELECTIVE

      Complete the following for 6 semester hours:

      1. 3 semester hours - 6 semester hours may be taken from the following list

        MUAP 531 Applied Music I 3
        MUAP 532 Applied Music II 3
        MUCP 518 Private Study in Composition I 3
        MUCP 519 Private Study in Composition II 3
        MUCP 599 Independent Study in Theory/Composition 1-4
        MUCP 600 Independent Study in Theory/Composition 1-4
        MUHS 502 Selected Problems in Music History and Analysis (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUHS 505 Performance Practice in the Baroque Era (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUHS 506 Performance Practice in the Classical Era (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUHS 554 Development of the Opera I (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUHS 555 Development of the Opera II (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUHS 599 Independent Study in Music History and Literature 1-4
        MUHS 600 Independent Study Music History and Literature 1-4
        MUHS 604 Seminar in Historical Research (3 hours seminar) 3
        MUHS 605 Seminar in Historical and Theoretical Studies (3 hours seminar) 3
      2. 0 semester hours - 3 semester hours may be taken from the following list (if not already taken as a core requirement).

        MUCP 511 Musical Style and Analysis (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUCP 512 Music Systems of Analysis and Composition (3 hours lecture) 3
      3. 0 semester hours - 3 semester hours may be completed from the following list

        MUEN 500 Ensemble: Chorus 1
        MUEN 510 Ensemble: Orchestra 1
        MUEN 520 Ensemble: Band 1
        MUEN 530 Ensemble: Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture) 1
        MUEN 550 Chamber Ensemble Performance I 1
        MUEN 580 Chamber Ensemble Performance II 1
        MUEN 680 Chamber Ensemble Performance III 1
        MUPR 599 Independent Study in Music Performance 1-4
        MUPR 600 Independent Study in Music Performance 1-4
  2. MUSIC EDUCATION COURSES

    Complete 3 requirement(s):

    1. Complete for 3 semester hours.

      MUED 603 Seminar in Music Education (3 hours seminar) 3
    2. Complete 2 courses for 6 semester hours from the following list.

      MUED 502 Critical Issues in Music Education (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUED 560 Teaching World Music (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUED 570 Critical and Creative Thinking in Music (3 hours lecture) 3
    3. Complete 6 semester hours from the following: (No more than 3 hours of workshop credit)

      MUED 500 Workshop in Music Education 1-3
      MUED 501 Psychology of Music (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUED 510 Selected Topics in Music Education 1-3
      MUED 518 Technology for Music Teachers (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUED 520 General Music in Secondary School (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUED 521 Creative Movement and Dance Experiences for Children 3
      MUED 522 Pedagogy of the Piano (2 hours lecture) 2
      MUED 523 Pedagogy of Brass Instruments (2 hours lecture) 2
      MUED 525 Pedagogy of Stringed Instruments (2 hours lecture) 2
      MUED 549 Piano for Music Teachers (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUED 550 Music Education Techniques for Children with Disabilities (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUED 555 Teaching Music As Democratic Practice (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUED 556 Teaching Methods for the Elementary Music Class (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUED 557 Teaching Methods for Music in the Secondary Schools (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUED 565 Teaching Music Reading (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUED 579 Band Literature for the Music Educator (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUED 580 The Comprehensive Choral Educator (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUED 581 Orff Workshop I-Concepts and Skills 1-3
      MUED 582 Orff Workshop II-Pedagogy and Practices 1-3
      MUED 599 Independent Study in Music Education 1-4
      MUED 600 Independent Study in Music Education 1-4
      MUED 604 Supervision and Administration of School Music Programs (3 hours lecture) 3
  3. RELATED COURSE

    Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.

    CHAD 502 Child Abuse and Neglect (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHAD 504 Children and Justice (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHAD 521 Substance Abuse and Family Crisis (3 hours lecture) 3
    COUN 559 Dynamics of Group Process 1-3
    EDFD 520 Development of Educational Thought (3 hours lecture) 3
    EDFD 540 Cultural and Social Aspects of Education (3 hours lecture) 3
    EDFD 545 Political Forces and Education (3 hours lecture) 3
    ELAD 510 Effective Leadership in a Diverse Society (3 hours lecture) 3
    ELAD 540 Differentiated Supervision (3 hours lecture) 3
    SASE 523 Education in the Inner City (3 hours lecture) 3
    SASE 548 Meeting the Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted (3 hours lecture) 3
    SOCI 574 Sociology of Ethnic Relationships (3 hours lecture) 3
    SOCI 576 The Family as an Institution (3 hours lecture) 3
    SOCI 577 Sociology of Poverty in the United States (3 hours lecture) 3
    SPED 579 Special Education for Students with Disabilities (3 hours lecture) 3
  4. CULMINATING EXPERIENCE

    Complete 2 requirement(s). The Comprehensive Exam must be completed prior to the Field Project:

    1. COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

      In the term that you will sit for exam, register for - which matches your major & advisor. Successfully pass exam.

      GRAD CMP Comprehensive Examination 0
    2. Complete for 3 semester hours.

      MUED 695 Field Project in Music Education 3

Course Descriptions:

CHAD502: Child Abuse and Neglect (3 hours lecture)

This course will take a comprehensive look at the social and psychological development of children caught in the child welfare system. It will compare normal and pathological models of child rearing. Special consideration will be given to the impact of family and social systems on the development and behavior of abused and neglected children. 3 sh.

CHAD504: Children and Justice (3 hours lecture)

This course will provide students will a multisystems view of children's rights and the justice system. Advocacy protocols and practice will be examined. Confidentiality, expert-testimony, and child abuse reporting laws will be studied. 3 sh.

CHAD521: Substance Abuse and Family Crisis (3 hours lecture)

This course will explore the impact of substance abuse on families involved with the child welfare system. Current research regarding the connection between substance abuse, domestic violence and child abuse will be reviewed. Residential and outpatient models of treatment will be evaluated. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHAD 501, CHAD 502, CHAD 503.

COUN559: Dynamics of Group Process

A laboratory-based course for the development of group skills and understandings. Focus is on experimental learning and personal growth. Readings in human interaction theory will be related to actual group participation. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculated in Educational Leadership (ELAD).

EDFD520: Development of Educational Thought (3 hours lecture)

Intensive study of the philosophical perspectives of selected classical to modern thinkers as they relate to educational theory and practice. A range of points of view will be considered including such seminal thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Rousseau, Dewey, Greene, Freire and Bell Hooks. The application of philosophical perspectives to contemporary educational issues will be explored. 3 sh.

EDFD540: Cultural and Social Aspects of Education (3 hours lecture)

Examination of various facets of society that have impact on the educational system: economic, political, social, ethnic and religious forces as they relate to problems of educational systems. Field studies included. 3 sh.

EDFD545: Political Forces and Education (3 hours lecture)

Influences of the political structure and the educational system on each other. Specific roles played by education and educational leaders in government bodies at various levels. 3 sh.

ELAD510: Effective Leadership in a Diverse Society (3 hours lecture)

This course focuses on concepts and techniques of leadership for student learning and systems change, the changing roles of leaders in a diverse society, and the use of strategic planning and data analysis in the implementation of a vision for school success and student achievement. Throughout the course, students develop the skills, knowledge and dispositions to lead effectively, guided by the literature on leadership style and its interconnectedness to the power of authority of leaders. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate students in Educational Leadership (ELAD) or Principal (PRIN) or departmental approval.

ELAD540: Differentiated Supervision (3 hours lecture)

In this course, students examine the supervisory roles of school leaders in supporting effective teaching and student learning. They learn about the processes of clinical supervision, coaching, and mentoring, and develop the knowledge and skills to ensure effective instruction through collaboration, observation, analysis, feedback, and evaluation of instruction. All students engage in simulated and authentic supervision of classroom practice through a variety of techniques. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate students in Educational Leadership (ELAD), Principal (PRIN), Supervisor (SUPR), Director of School Counseling (DSCS) or departmental approval.

GRADCMP: Comprehensive Examination

This course is a placeholder for matriculated master's students planning to take the departmental Comprehensive Examination. Successful completion of the Comprehensive Examination will result in a grade of P, unsuccessful students will receive a grade of NC. Students who do not successfully complete the Comprehensive Examination will be required to register for this placeholder course in each term for which they plan to take the examination (limited to three). 0 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Master's degree program required.

MUAP531: Applied Music I

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUAP532: Applied Music II

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 531.

MUCP511: Musical Style and Analysis (3 hours lecture)

Exploration of musical style found in the historical periods of the Western musical canon by examination of the principles and practice of music construction, aural skills and related formal analysis. Chant, modal and tonal counterpoint, diatonic tonal harmony in vocal and instrumental idioms in both small and large forms. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

MUCP512: Music Systems of Analysis and Composition (3 hours lecture)

Examination of the process of structural analysis, using examples of Western tonal music of the 17th-19th centuries. Application to pre-tonal and post-tonal examples will be explored, as well as application in aural settings. Systems of composition in post-tonal music of the 20th and 21st centuries will also be surveyed. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music (MUSC) majors only.

MUCP518: Private Study in Composition I

Advanced work in musical composition in forms and genres determined jointly by teacher and student. Fifteen private lessons per semester. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

MUCP519: Private Study in Composition II

Continuation of MUCP 518. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 518; Music majors only.

MUCP599: Independent Study in Theory/Composition

Individual work performed in connection with a regularly scheduled course, but in greater depth than normally required by that course. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUCP600: Independent Study in Theory/Composition

Individual pursuit of a research topic culminating in a written document of length and scholarly integrity. May cover two semesters. Student registers for the semester in which the work will be completed. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUED500: Workshop in Music Education

Changing conditions in the schools and new methods and materials for in-service and pre-service teachers. Lectures, demonstrations. Literature and materials selected according to workshop focus. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUED501: Psychology of Music (3 hours lecture)

Psychological foundations of music, including cognition, perception, emotional meaning; musical development and learning; testing for musical ability; research methodology. Cross listed with Music, MUTH 501. 3 sh.

MUED502: Critical Issues in Music Education (3 hours lecture)

This course focuses on developing students' abilities to think, write, and speak thoughtfully about the fundamental issues and concepts of music education towards effective and ethical music teaching and learning. 3 sh.

MUED510: Selected Topics in Music Education

This course provides a forum for in-depth examination of a selected topic in classroom music teaching. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 1 - 3 sh.

MUED518: Technology for Music Teachers (3 hours lecture)

A history and overview of computer platforms and applications for music. A review of pre-college, collegiate, and professional music software; the basics of music programming; a review of MIDI applications and interfaces; the use of interactive media in music pedagogy; and the future of computer applications in this field. 3 sh.

MUED520: General Music in Secondary School (3 hours lecture)

Examination and practicum of methods, materials and philosophies of non-performance courses in the junior and senior high school. 3 sh.

MUED521: Creative Movement and Dance Experiences for Children

Investigating the principles of movement in relationship to the principles of music as a format for designing dance and movement experiences which enhance the music learning process. A focus on strategies appropriate for the elementary music classroom. Active participation. Field component. Mid-term/final project. 3 sh.

MUED522: Pedagogy of the Piano (2 hours lecture)

Principles, materials, and techniques for teaching piano to individuals or groups, in school or studio situations. 2 sh.

MUED523: Pedagogy of Brass Instruments (2 hours lecture)

Principles, materials, and techniques for teaching brass instruments to individuals or groups, in school or studio situation. 2 sh.

MUED525: Pedagogy of Stringed Instruments (2 hours lecture)

Principles, materials, and techniques for teaching stringed instruments to individuals or groups, in school or studio situation. 2 sh.

MUED549: Piano for Music Teachers (3 hours lecture)

To synthesize and reinforce intermediate piano skills for use in multiple classroom and educational settings. Classroom work is on a group and an individual basis in order to meet the needs of different ability levels. This course is geared toward students with intermediate skills. 3 sh.

MUED550: Music Education Techniques for Children with Disabilities (3 hours lecture)

Special education techniques as applied to music education; teaching music through movement and simple rhythm instruments. Covers all areas of a broad-based education program as it applies to K-12 populations with mild to moderate handicaps. 3 sh.

MUED555: Teaching Music As Democratic Practice (3 hours lecture)

This course examines foundational principles of democracy as a starting place for inquiry into the kinds of classroom procedures, structures, and strategies that model democratic practice. Appreciation for diverse points of view, collaborative projects, and student decision-making, for instance, are some examples of classroom structures that promote a democratic climate. Equally important is the study of composers and works of art that are tied directly to political events and social justice. 3 sh.

MUED556: Teaching Methods for the Elementary Music Class (3 hours lecture)

Methods of teaching elementary general music in the public schools. Designing hands-on strategies that encourage the development of music skills, critical and creative thinking, and informed music listening. Attention to current methodologies and progressive trends in the field. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

MUED557: Teaching Methods for Music in the Secondary Schools (3 hours lecture)

Methods of teaching secondary general music in the public schools. Discussion about unique issues of adolescence. Hands-on strategies for teaching music theory and music appreciation as well as learning labs for beginning guitar, music technology, beginning keyboard, and songwriting. Attention to current methodologies and progressive trends in the field. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music (MUSC) majors only.

MUED560: Teaching World Music (3 hours lecture)

World musics from cultural and pedagogical perspective. Following a geographic approach, i.e., Asia, Africa, selected musics will serve as a basis for exploring the musical stylistic dimensions, regional influences, cultural influences, and interrelationships with other art forms. Hands-on application to classroom music teaching K-12. 3 sh.

MUED565: Teaching Music Reading (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed for music teachers who work with students at beginning levels of music reading. Whether in the classroom or studio, beginning music readers range from young children through adults. This course will examine literature and music reading methodologies for application in developing effective music reading strategies. 3 sh.

MUED570: Critical and Creative Thinking in Music (3 hours lecture)

Theories of critical and creative thinking with application to the music classroom; developing music strategies that facilitate problem solving and thinking development. Field component. 3 sh.

MUED579: Band Literature for the Music Educator (3 hours lecture)

This course presents a broad-based examination of band literature for the elementary- through high-school level. The two primary components include (1) a survey of literature appropriate to the ensemble skill level, and (2) rehearsal techniques that facilitate expressive performance. Instruction will also include technological tools for research and programming effectiveness. 3 sh.

MUED580: The Comprehensive Choral Educator (3 hours lecture)

Appropriate for the middle and high school choral director, this course will provide a philosophical/theoretical foundation for effective classroom practice. Using choral literature as a basis, this course will focus on pedagogy, conducting, and rehearsal techniques. Repertoire will include literature from the western music canon, non-western cultures, and a variety of choral genres. 3 sh.

MUED581: Orff Workshop I-Concepts and Skills

Study of basic philosophy of the Orff Schulwerk through movement, melodic and rhythmic training, improvisation and the use of relevant instruments and materials. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUED582: Orff Workshop II-Pedagogy and Practices

Refinement of skills in the use of Orff concepts, materials and techniques; practicum in the Orff pedagogy as applicable to American children. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUED 581; John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUED599: Independent Study in Music Education

Regularly listed courses pursued in greater depth, by arrangement with graduate program coordinator for music prior to registration. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits but may be taken only once each semester. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUED600: Independent Study in Music Education

Individual pursuit of a research topic culminating in a written document of length and scholarly integrity. May cover two semesters. Student registers for the semester in which the work will be completed. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUED603: Seminar in Music Education (3 hours seminar)

Philosophies of music education and their application to the classroom. Investigation and application of techniques of research as they apply to music education. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only.

MUED604: Supervision and Administration of School Music Programs (3 hours lecture)

Functions and responsibilities of school music administration based on philosophies of music education, leadership styles, and techniques of management and personnel relationships. 3 sh.

MUED695: Field Project in Music Education

This seminar is designed to help students focus on their area of study and design an appropriate field project. This seminar also entails directed independent study in field projects. Previous course MUED 605 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUED 603; Music majors only.

MUEN500: Ensemble: Chorus

Rehearsal and performance in conventional choral media. Admission by audition only. May repeat. Previous course MUPR 531 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

MUEN510: Ensemble: Orchestra

Rehearsal and performance of orchestral repertoire. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 537 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors or by audition.

MUEN520: Ensemble: Band

Rehearsal and performance of band and wind ensemble literature. May repeat. Previous course MUPR 535 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors or by audition.

MUEN530: Ensemble: Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture)

Rehearsal and performance of operatic repertoire in English or English translation. Admission by audition only. Auditions held in the semester prior to the one in which the workshop is offered. Open to pianists and singers. May repeat for credit. Previous course MUPR 533 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: By audition only.

MUEN550: Chamber Ensemble Performance I

Participation in instrumental or vocal ensembles. Pre-registration may be required. One ensemble per course number. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 550 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: By audition only.

MUEN580: Chamber Ensemble Performance II

Participation in instrumental or vocal ensemble. Pre-registration may be required. One ensemble per course number. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 551 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: By audition only.

MUEN680: Chamber Ensemble Performance III

Participation in instrumental or vocal ensemble. Pre-registration may be required. One ensemble per course number. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 552 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUEN 580; by audition only.

MUHS500: Selected Topic in Music I (3 hours lecture)

Study of a specific area. 7-week course. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

MUHS501: Selected Topics in Music II (3 hours lecture)

Study of a specific area. 7-week course. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

MUHS502: Selected Problems in Music History and Analysis (3 hours lecture)

A series of projects in music history and analysis involving detailed work on pieces selected with the needs and interests of members of the class in mind. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

MUHS505: Performance Practice in the Baroque Era (3 hours lecture)

Problems of esthetics, notation, instrumentation, ornamentation, and interpretation in vocal and instrumental music from the time of Caccini and Monteverdi through that of J.S. Bach and Handel. 3 sh.

MUHS506: Performance Practice in the Classical Era (3 hours lecture)

Problems of esthetics, notation, instrumentation, ornamentation, and interpretation in vocal and instrumental music from the second decade of the eighteenth century through the works of Beethoven. 3 sh.

MUHS549: Modern Music (3 hours lecture)

Musical styles of the 20th century: historical sources, major composers, and recent trends. 3 sh.

MUHS554: Development of the Opera I (3 hours lecture)

Operas of the Baroque and Classical eras from Monteverdi through Beethoven; evolution of style, changing aesthetics, characterization, and plot development and the cultural environment within which these developments have taken place. 3 sh.

MUHS555: Development of the Opera II (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of MUHS 554, examining operatic styles and representative works of the Romantic and Modern eras. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUHS 554.

MUHS599: Independent Study in Music History and Literature

Course work in one of the regularly listed catalog courses of the department of Music (but not Applied Music) in depth greater than that normally pursued in the course. Students will arrange the nature of the work with the instructor prior to the second meeting of the course. May be repeated once for a maximum of 8.0 credits. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUHS600: Independent Study Music History and Literature

Individual pursuit of a research topic culminating in a written document of length and scholarly integrity independent of any course structure. May cover two semesters; student registers for the semester in which work will be completed. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUHS604: Seminar in Historical Research (3 hours seminar)

Study of music bibliography, research method and critical analysis. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

MUHS605: Seminar in Historical and Theoretical Studies (3 hours seminar)

Research and discussion of selected topics in the literature of music focusing on stylistic and analytical problems. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

MUPR599: Independent Study in Music Performance

Regularly listed course work pursued in great depth, by permission of graduate program coordinator for music prior to registration. May be repeated five times for a maximum of 24.0 credits but may be taken only once each semester. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUPR600: Independent Study in Music Performance

Individual pursuit of a problem of performance or an aspect of musical repertoire, culminating in a performance and appropriate written work. Arranged with the graduate program coordinator for music and a course advisor appointed by him prior to the independent study semester. May cover two semesters; student registers for the semester in which the work will be completed. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

SASE523: Education in the Inner City (3 hours lecture)

The urban school through the eyes of city youngsters, teachers and other educational personnel. Influences of social and economic forces: poverty, family patterns, ghetto mores, urban unrest, emergent minority leadership, school funding patterns, community agencies and school traditions. Evaluation of federal and other projects, innovative teaching and local action. Student prepares a proposal for improvement of an urban school situation. Previous course CURR 523 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

SASE548: Meeting the Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted (3 hours lecture)

This course explores the various social and emotional needs of students who are gifted. The course focuses not only on the perceived deficits of these students, but on their social and emotional strengths as well. In addition, a variety of types of gifted students and their particular needs are discussed. Those include students who are underachievers, gifted students with disabilities, the twice exceptional, gifted boys, gifted girls, young gifted children, gifted minority students, highly creative students, and the highly gifted. The issue of parenting gifted students is also addressed. Previous course CURR 548 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

SOCI574: Sociology of Ethnic Relationships (3 hours lecture)

This course will analyze relationships among ethnic groups, and evaluate the causes, consequences and resolution of ethnic conflict. It will also consider the various policy implications of discrimination in institutional contexts. 3 sh.

SOCI576: The Family as an Institution (3 hours lecture)

This course will examine the family system in the West from both historical and contemporary perspectives. It will consider the implications of recent research on changing role structure and cultural values regarding marriage, and problems of adaptation in current family systems (e.g., dual-earner marriages, single-parent families, adolescent sexuality, family abuse, divorce and remarriage). 3 sh.

SOCI577: Sociology of Poverty in the United States (3 hours lecture)

This course examines major contemporary definitions and ideologies of poverty and public welfare, and considers the extent and patterns of distribution of poverty. Alternative socio-economic explanations of poverty and their implications for policy will be assessed, and problem-solving aspects of program and policy research analyzed. 3 sh.

SPED579: Special Education for Students with Disabilities (3 hours lecture)

An overview of instruction for students with special needs; characteristics of special populations, federal and state legislation, educational implications of disabling conditions, principles for instruction and planning for inclusion are presented; community resources and special issues related to the education of students with disabilities are discussed. 3 sh.