EXCEL Center Courses
These courses are designed specifically for the EXCEL Center Add-On Licensure Program.
Early Childhood - Middle Childhood
There are 3 compacted Early Childhood courses (7 credits) available to our EC-MC license candidates in lieu of the typical, undergraduate 7 Early Childhood block courses (14 credits). Two of these courses (6 credits) are offered back-to-back in a hybrid format during the summer with the remaining course/credit offered in a hybrid format during the fall.
Early Childhood - Middle Childhood/Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence
There are 2 compacted Advanced Methods' courses (6 credits) available to our EC-MC and MC-EA candidates in lieu of the typical, undergraduate 8 methods courses (21 credits). These courses are interdependent and are taught in a hybrid fashion on a fall/spring rotation.
There are two compacted courses offered for candidates seeking to add music licensure. Each is offered on campus in a two-week summer workshop format:
Choral Music Methods, Pedagogy, and Techniques
A 5-credit course for practicing Wisconsin music educators currently licensed in instrumental or general music and pursuing choral licensure. Participants refine competencies associated with exceptional choral conducting, rehearsal techniques, instructional methods, and vocal pedagogy in the PK-12 choral setting. Progressive techniques for developing independent musicianship and music literacy are practiced and assessed within the context of music content standards.
General Music Methods, Pedagogy, and Techniques
A 5-credit course for practicing Wisconsin music educators currently licensed in choral or instrumental music and pursuing general music licensure. Participants refine competencies associated with exceptional teaching in PK-12 classroom music. Introductory experiences in the approaches of Kodály, Orff, Dalcroze, and Gordon, plus integrated use of classroom instruments, the voice, piano, guitar, and recorder are practiced. Curriculum development and assessment, early childhood music, adaptive techniques for exceptional learners, student composition, and technology integration in general music are also addressed.