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Successfully Including Students on the Autism Spectrum in Music Classes, Rehearsals & Ensembles

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Fall 2018 Information

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Registration for all fall online courses closes on September 7, 2018 at
12:00 p.m. CDT.
Fall online courses begin September 17, 2018 and conclude on December 9, 2018.
Tuition Promotion Schedule:
August 3 – August 28, 2018: $995 (includes $25 savings)
August 29 – December 9, 2018: $1,020 (full tuition)
Promotional pricing applies only for tuition paid in full and excludes single credit courses and Band Instrument Repair.
 
The cost per-credit for the 2018-2019 acedemic year is $340.
*Band Instrument Repair is excluded from this cost schedule
 
 

Immerse yourself in a foundation of knowledge related to successfully teaching children with autism in music classrooms. Specific topics covered in this course include strategies that facilitate participation, music skill development, and enjoyment for children on the autism spectrum. In addition, challenges related specifically to sensory, behavioral and social challenges that can impede positive inclusion experiences are explored.

Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Chappell

Chappell,_Elizabeth_headshot_2013Dr. Elizabeth Chappell holds degrees in both music therapy (University of Kansas) and music education (University of Texas at Austin). She has taught orchestra for over 15 years in the Austin Independent School District and just recently earned National Board Teacher Certification. Dr. Chappell has presented sessions about her experiences teaching students with autism at conferences of the American String Teachers Association, American Music Therapy Association, Texas Music Educators Association and the Center for Educator Development in the Fine Arts. She has contributed to articles about inclusion and autism that have appeared in the Journal of Research in Music Education and the Journal of Music Therapy.

 

Successfully Including Students on the Autism Spectrum in Music Classes, Rehearsals & Ensembles

 

Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Chappell

3 Graduate Credits
Full Tuition: $1,020, due in full with registration    
Course Code: 7988
Online
Chat Sessions:
No chat sessions required.
 
Prerequisites:
None
 
Required material(s):
1. Teaching Music to Students with Autism by A.M. Hammel & R.M. Hourigan (Oxford University Press, 2013).  
 
2. Including Everyone: Creating Music Classrooms Where All Children Learn by J.A. Jellison (Oxford University Press, 2015).
 
Software/hardware requirements for Mac & Windows users:
Internet access is required.
 
Enrollment Limited to 15
Fall ONLINE COURSE DETAILS
 
VanderCook Online is powered by Schoology (www.schoology.com). Through this learning management system, you'll be able to interact directly with your instructor, students in your classes, and members of the greater VanderCook Online community.
 
Fall term classes officially begin on Monday, September 17. Soon after you register, you'll be added as a new Schoology user. Be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you are given credentials, simply visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login. On the morning of September 18, students are added to classes, at which point you'll have access to your classroom and course material.
 
Some courses have specific online chat meeting times (please see course descriptions), while others have a flexible meeting schedule. You can expect all courses to meet together in a live online chat. If a live meeting time doesn’t work, you can work with your instructor to make other arrangements.
 
You’ll have the opportunity to work at your own pace each week while completing assignments and posting responses to discussion questions. You’ll constantly be interacting with your instructor and classmates online, and working through new material each week. We know how crazy school schedules can get, so our instructors try to make everything as flexible as possible!
 
The Fall Online Term runs from September 17 until December 9, 2018 (12 weeks). 
 
Online grades will be reported by December 17th. If you are in need of a transcript please visit the online transcript request page. If you are in need a quick turn around time for your transcript please submit the transcript request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).
 
 
 

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