Courses

  • CFA ME 412: Practicum 2 5-8
    Supervised student teaching in 5-8; weekly seminar, minimum of 150 clock hours; weekly seminar; individual conferences with University supervisor. 4 cr. each semester.
  • CFA ME 413: Practicum 3 8-12
    Supervised student teaching in grades 8 through 12; six weeks, minimum of 150 clock hours; weekly seminar; individual conferences with University supervisor. 4 cr. each semester.
  • CFA ME 440: Music Education Lab Instrumental
    Required for all music education majors (3 semesters, one per year). These laboratories are designed to prepare students to provide group (classroom) instruction in instrumental music. Students progress through a variety of experiences that include, but are not limited to, techniques and pedagogical principles of beginning instruction on winds, strings, and percussion instruments; score preparation/analysis, conducting, and rehearsal procedures for various levels and instrumentations; and teaching individuals of differing abilities. 3 credits, repeatable, maximum of 9 credits.
  • CFA ME 445: Technology for Musicians
    Open to all Music majors, required for Music Education majors. Within a computer laboratory setting, students will obtain essential skills in technologies to support music careers. Topics will include basic computer notation, audio recording and editing, MIDI recording and editing, media-rich web development, document design, self-promotion and responsible uses of social media. Students will also explore technologically enhanced and supported performance. Open to the BU Community. 2 credits.
  • CFA ME 460: Special Topics in Music Education
    Topics will vary by semester. Topics include such diverse areas as teaching marching band, beginning jazz improvisation, producing musicals, etc. 1 credit, repeatable to a maximum of 5 credits.
  • CFA ME 499: Independent Study: Undergraduates
    Individual projects arranged between undergraduate students and faculty, often in areas outside of the regular curriculum. Plans must be submitted in advance of registration. Variable credit.
  • CFA ME 505: Elementary General Music Methods
    Philosophy and goals of the general music program from kindergarten through grade 9. Techniques and experiences employed to implement the development of musical concepts and skills; activities and teaching materials related to the musical development of the child. 3cr.
  • CFA ME 507: Secondary General Music Methods
    Philosophical foundations and objectives of music programs in grades 5 through 12. Development of teaching materials and presentation of representative lessons; techniques of analysis and evaluation 2cr.
  • CFA ME 545: Power, Marginalization, and Privilege in Music Education
    This course is designed to expand awareness of the intersections between music, education, and society as they relate to issues of power, privilege, and marginalization within US, educational, and global contexts. Students will participate in group discussions, individual reflection, and student-designed projects to increase awareness of their own biases and assumptions and deepen reflective practice in music making and teaching. Upon completion of the course, students should be better prepared to engage in acts of social justice, transform structural biases, build coalitions to effect change, and advocate for marginalized students in their own care.
  • CFA ME 605: Choral Methods
    Choral music and teaching methods for large and small school ensembles including children's choirs, adolescent choirs, and mixed and single-gender choirs. Vocal attributes and ranges of all age groups. Development of age-appropriate vocal warm-ups, head voice, and healthy vocal production techniques. Choral literature studied will include unison, SA, SSA, SAB, TTBB, and SATB repertoire. Emphasis on ensemble development, literature selection, concert presentation, and development of a sequential choral program from elementary through high school. 2 cr.
  • CFA ME 610: Practicum Seminar
    Required for undergraduate and graduate Music Education students registered for Practicum. First semester seminar topics will include development of an educational philosophy, resume preparation, job interviewing, and classroom behavior management. Second semester seminar topics include a refresher on job interviewing, assessment, public and parental relations, and music program advocacy. Case study sessions will help seniors analyze complicated classroom situations. Students will be guided through the teacher licensure process and readied for entry into the music education job market. 0 cr. 2 semesters.
  • CFA ME 611: Practicum 1 K-5
    Pre-K-5. Supervised student teaching in grades K-5, weekly seminar, individual conferences with University supervisor. Six weeks; minimum 150 hours required. 4 cr. each semester.
  • CFA ME 612: Practicum 2 5-8
    Supervised student teaching in 5-8; weekly seminar, minimum of 150 clock hours; weekly seminar; individual conferences with University supervisor. 4 cr. each semester.
  • CFA ME 613: Practicum 3 8-12
    Supervised student teaching in grades 8 through 12; six weeks, minimum of 150 clock hours; weekly seminar; individual conferences with University supervisor. 4 cr. each semester.
  • CFA ME 640: Music Education Lab Instrumental
    These laboratories are designed to prepare students to provide group (classroom) instruction in instrumental music. Students progress through a variety of experiences that include, but are not limited to, techniques and pedagogical principles of beginning instruction on winds, strings, and percussion instruments; score preparation/analysis, conducting, and rehearsal procedures for various levels and instrumentations; and teaching individuals of differing abilities. 3 credits, repeatable, maximum of 6 credits.
  • CFA ME 645: Technology for Musicians
    Open to all Music majors. Within a computer laboratory setting, students will obtain essential skills in technologies to support music careers. Topics will include basic computer notation, audio recording and editing, MIDI recording and editing, media-rich web development, document design, self-promotion and responsible uses of social media. Students will also explore technologically enhanced and supported performance. Open to the BU Community. 2 credits.
  • CFA ME 661: Jazz History and Performance Techniques 1
    Open to non-music majors and music majors for elective credit with advisor approval. Introduction to the American musical art form through recordings, videos, discussion, concerts and workshops; also an introduction to the role of jazz in education. 2 cr.
  • CFA ME 701: Foundations of Music Education I: Philosophy and History
    Introduction to historical and philosophical foundations of music education. An intensive reading and research seminar course in the history of educational thought and practices in music education in the United States from the Colonial Period to modern times. The course has two distinct disciplinary components; historical research and philosophical discourse in music education.
  • CFA ME 702: Foundations of Music Education II: Sociology and Psychology
    The purpose of this course is to critically examine psychological and sociological concepts as they relate to music and education. Topics include key issues and concepts in psychology and sociology; psychology as related to music educational processes; problems encountered in the sociology of music education; and cultural influences that affect both the psychology of the individual and sociological aspects of group dynamics. 4.0 credits.
  • CFA ME 740: Introduction to Music Education Research
    In this course, students become acquainted with a variety of research that informs music education, learn both to critique and apply that research, and develop their scholarly writing skills. Note: This course is typically waived for DMA students who have enrolled in a similar course during Master's degree study.