Current Trends in Music Education 2023

1 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only 

Aside from formal courses of study at universities while pursuing degrees in music, professional development, strategies and pedagogical techniques are not readily available aside from professional music educators' conferences. By attending the music conference, participants improve their teaching skills, musicianship and knowledge of the ever changing trends in music education, contemporary techniques, and the availability/use of new (and old) resources.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for music educators. 

Course Options

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What You Will Learn

  • Attend at least 16 contact hours with instructors from the US and Europe who are specialized in music education specialty areas of instrumental music, choral, general, guitar, voice, music technology and assessments
  • Apply information/skills/ideas learned into music classroom/workplace
  • Submit documentation explaining how the educator used or will use the information/skills/ideas learned at the conference into their classroom/workplace and what the outcome was.


Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

Why USD?

The Professional and Continuing Education program nurtures key partnerships on the local, national, and international level. The goal is to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers and help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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Learning Method Information

Courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that allows you to structure your education to suit your schedule while keeping you on pace toward achieving your educational.

Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

Key Benefits of Credit Validation Courses

Make Your Work Count

Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

Advance Faster

Save money by earning credit for work you completed and get one step closer to salary advancement.

Work Towards a Degree

Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.