Spring 2021 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
Music Administration 101
“By better managing the non-musical demands of your position, you free up more of your time, and mind, to address the real reason you chose the profession of music education: to help students experience the joys and challenge of making music. Organization and administration alone cannot make an ensemble sound good, but a lack of them can keep it from doing so.” – David Gregory
The course is designed to equip music educators with the tools, skills and strategies to successfully manage the job’s many non-musical responsibilities, which can consume up to 50% of the position. Topics include effective communication practices, data management and analysis, budget development and management, scheduling and staffing, evaluation and assessment of students and staff, change, building positive relationships, recruiting and retention of students and staff, and arts education advocacy. One outcome of this course will be an annual plan that organizes curriculum, events, professional development and advocacy activities.
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
Embracing Administrative Leadership
in Music Education by John Clinton
Schoology is a learning management system that allows you to interact directly with your instructors, fellow students, and members of the greater VanderCook community.
Soon after you register, be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you receive credentials, visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login.
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.
More information about Schoology can be found at www.schoology.com
Online course grades are available within two weeks of the course(s) completion. If you need a transcript, please CLICK HERE to access the online transcript request form. For a faster turnaround time, please submit the transcript request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).