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Continuing Education Courses


Theory, History & Composition for ALL Students: Creating Accessible, Diverse & Relevant Lessons



Course Code



3 Graduate Credits


$1,065, due in full with registration


Music education should reach all students with all types of music. This asynchronous course provides a framework for reimagining music theory, history and composition to create lessons that teach musical concepts using music of all styles, and empowers students to seek the relevancy and meaning of music on their own. Each week of the course will include a small project that can be used with your students right away, and these projects will scaffold to form a framework for teaching music in a collaborative and inclusive manner. This collaborative course will also allow us to explore our own musical biases, expand our knowledge of music from other cultures, and we will engage in healthy discussion about music’s role in society today.


Chat Session

TBD by participants when the course begins



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Software/Hardware Requirements

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 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

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).


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