Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only

Aside from pursuing a degree in music education, professional development, strategies, and pedagogical techniques are not readily available with the exception of professional music educators’ conferences. In attending the music conferences, participants improve their teaching skills, musicianship, and knowledge of the ever-changing trend in music education, contemporary techniques, and the availability/use of new (and old) resources. Presentations by leading music educators from the USA and DoDEA colleagues stimulate thinking and creativity in the classroom. While various music octavos and works will be used, instructional take-away will be provided by various instructors on site.

Course Details

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

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for DoDEA music teachers and administrators.

Course Options

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What You Will Learn

  • Learn from instructors specialized in music education in the areas of instrumental music, choral music, elementary general music, guitar, music technology and assessments
  • Apply information/skills/ideas learned into a music classroom, such as applying technology in the classroom and interventions for struggling students
  • Submit documentation explaining how the information/skills/ideas learned at the conference will be applied


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.

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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.