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Millersville University
Millersville, PA

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For Furloughed PASSHE Faculty Only - (MUSI 372) The Art of Teaching Middle Level Music, According to the Kodaly Method & (MUSI 171) Introduction to Music Education (6.33 Credits) - Fall 2022


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Temporary, part-time

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Course Name: MUSI 372 – The Art of Teaching Middle Level Music, According to the Kodaly Method

Course Description: Study of the organization, pedagogy and practice of the middle and secondary school general classroom, including focus on multicultural and popular music, folk song study and analysis. Field experiences include teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade general music classes and observing high-school-level orchestra, band and choral rehearsals. Students review basic guitar skills throughout the semester while also reviewing their keyboard and recorder skills. 2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of lab.


Course Name: MUSI 171 – Introduction to Music Education

Course Description: Introduction to music teaching for prospective music educators (K-12). Emphasis on peer teaching, rote song, popular song and accompanied song; folk song analysis and collection; creating instructional materials through the use of technology. Students learn basic skills in recorder and guitar.


Contingency: This course may be cancelled, or additional sections of this course may be offered pending student enrollment.

In addition to teaching, there is an expectation for scholarship and service commensurate with the assignment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Music.
  • Prior experience teaching course content or related content.
  • Evidence of successful studio teaching.
  • Kodály Certification, three levels, endorsed by the Organization of American Kodály Educators.

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Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 14 public universities of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students’ success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,600 students to find their path. Several of our programs are multidisciplinary in nature, combining science, technology, and art to create a more progressive degree. One thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master’s and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion. 

At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes the intersectionality of diversity to foster a climate of inclusion.  Employing our EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence, we hold that an inclusive community is a core value that is an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment.  Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.  Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

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