Dr. Michael Rushing Syllabus
firstname.lastname@example.org MUS 425 – Undergraduate Piano Pedagogy
Aven 203 Fall 2013
Junior or Senior standing.
2 credit hours
From the MC Undergraduate Catalog: “Modern procedures and methods of teaching children and pupils of junior and senior high school levels in both private and class instruction. Problems involved in the teaching of adults are considered.”
Music students are preparing for careers that will most likely include music instruction and these students must have a basic understanding of the methods and literature for teaching piano at elementary through advanced levels. They also must gain knowledge of teaching techniques through reading about, observation of, and participation in group instruction. Therefore, this course is designed to give students a practical working knowledge of a profession which is in constant demand.
“Mississippi College students are expected to be scrupulously honest. Dishonesty, such as cheating or plagiarism or furnishing false information, including forgery, alteration or misuse of College documents, records or identification, will be regarded as a serious offense subject to severe penalty, including, but not limited to, loss of credit and possible dismissal” (MC General Bulletin). See MC Policy 2.19 for official policy.
Outline of Topics
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In order for a student to receive disability accommodations under Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act, he or she must schedule an individual meeting with the Director of Student Counseling Services immediately upon recognition of their disability(if their disability is known they must come in before the semester begins or make an appointment immediately upon receipt of their syllabi for the new semester). The student must bring with them written documentation from a medical physician and/or licensed clinician that verifies their disability. If the student has received prior accommodations, they must bring written documentation of those accommodations (example Individualized Education Plan from the school system). Documentation must be current (within 3 years).The student must meet with SCS face-to face and also attend two (2) additional follow up meetings (one mid semester before or after midterm examinations and the last one at the end of the semester). Please note that the student may also schedule additional meetings as needed for support through SCS as they work with their professor throughout the semester.
Note: Students must come in each semester to complete their Individualized Accommodation Plan (example: MC student completes fall semester IAP plan and even if student is a continuing student for the spring semester they must come in again to complete their spring semester IAP plan).
Student Counseling Services is located in Alumni Hall Room #4 or they may be contacted via email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also reach them by phone at 601-925-7790.