Available Courses

Contemporary Issues in Music Education

Department of Elementary Education


May 6 – June 12, 2019 



Class Details

EDES 501 SEM 800

Online course with synchronous online discussions Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Course description

This course provides an opportunity for graduate level students to engage with the rich and challenging complexities of music teaching and learning in K-12 from a variety of contemporary perspectives. Topics such as musical identity, social justice, cultural diversity, the processes of pedagogy and technology in music education, and teachers as researchers invite students to critically reflect on their current teaching practice regarding student access, curriculum design, repertoire choice, and evaluation. Weekly, synchronous online discussions take place on Monday evenings through eClass from any off-campus location of a student’s choosing. Independent class work and assignments may be accessed through eClass 24 hours-a-day during the six-week course providing flexibility for currently employed teachers. Activities in this course will support K-12 music teachers as they gain new lenses through which to innovate, interpret, and lead in their profession.