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Miranda, Martina Associate Professor

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Research

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  • Dr. Miranda's primary research area is investigating the implications of child development theory as it may inform teaching and learning in the elementary music classroom. In respect to children’s musical development, Dr. Miranda has established a line of research that integrates the early childhood construct “developmentally appropriate practice” with research findings related to children's musical development. Dissemination of this research has the potential to impact elementary music teacher education programs, and associated pedagogical areas that address early group instruction in piano and strings, and parent-child community music programs. Dr. Miranda has developed a related line of research intended to assist teacher licensure candidates “see” the elementary music classroom in multifaceted ways, including individual differences, developmental considerations, and effective teacher practices.

keywords

  • early childhood music; developmentally appropriate practices and material; teacher education, preparation and early career teacher retention

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • IMUS 5093 - Contemporary Topics in Music Education
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
  • MUSC 2103 - Introduction to Music Education
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Introduces students to the broad range of skills and responsibilities inherent to the music education profession. Explores current topics in public school music teaching while developing teaching skills through supervised field experience. Offered fall only.
  • MUSC 3133 - Teaching General Music I
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Provides an overview of general music teaching with emphasis on developmentally appropriate strategies and materials. Required for all music education majors as partial fulfillment of course work leading to K-12 music licensure. Offered spring only.
  • MUSC 4113 - Teaching General Music 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Provides an in-depth examination of teaching and learning processes in the elementary general music classroom, based on the integration of child development and musical development theories with content and delivery skills appropriate for K-5 general music classrooms. Students implement and evaluate music instruction, design curricular projects, and build a repertoire of vocal, instrumental and speech-based arrangements. Offered fall of odd-numbered years.
  • MUSC 4193 - Student Teaching Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Required for all music student teachers. Addresses topics of concern to beginning teachers including classroom management, interpersonal skills, legal issues, job search strategies and capstone project development.
  • MUSC 4323 - Differentiating Instruction in K-8 Music Classrooms
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Designed to focus on differentiating and individualizing instruction for K-8 music students representing diverse cultural, linguistic, and ability backgrounds. Includes developmental and practical orientations to pedagogical issues including planning, instruction and assessment. Emphasizes evidence-based teaching practices and programmatic interventions that support student learning and engagement in music instruction.
  • MUSC 4583 - Inclusive Music Classroom
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Surveys strategies necessary for teaching music to all students, including those with special needs. Offered fall of even-numbered years. Recommended prerequisite: MUSC 4113. Same as MUSC 5583.
  • MUSC 5103 - Teaching General Music
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Provides an in-depth examination of teaching and learning processes in the elementary general music classroom, based on the integration of child development and musical development theories with content and delivery skills appropriate for K-5 general music classrooms. Students implement and evaluate music instruction, design curricular projects, and build a repertoire of vocal, instrumental, and speech-based arrangements. Offered fall of odd-numbered years.
  • MUSC 5583 - Inclusive Music Classroom
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Surveys strategies necessary for teaching music to all students, including those with special needs. Offered fall of even-numbered years. Same as MUSC 4583.
  • MUSC 6113 - Foundations of Music Education
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    Surveys historical and philosophical bases of contemporary music education. Offered fall of even-numbered years.
  • MUSC 6243 - Applications of Music Pedagogy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provides a structured, collaborative environment for graduate students with K-12 teaching duties to apply the content from music education courses to their current pedagogical environments. Students will apply inquiry strategies as they design and implement an applied project that synthesizes specific theoretical or conceptual areas. Offered fall term only.
  • MUSC 7103 - Historical Research in Music Education
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Topics include oral history, archival collections, data verification, and critiquing/publishing research. Students conduct one original research study. Offered spring of even-numbered years.

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