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Michael Ruybalid
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  Teaching and Learning
Department:   Teaching and Learning
Rank:   Instructor
Degrees Held:  
Ph.D., Music Education - The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK  
M.M.E., Kodály Emphasis - Holy Names University, Oakland, CA
Single Subject Teaching Credential, Music - San José State University, San José, CA
B.A., Music Education - Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA
Certifications Held:
Kodály Music Education Certification - Holy Names University, Oakland, CA (three levels)
Orff-Schulwerk Music Education Certification - University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO (Level 1); George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (Levels 2 & 3)
Music Learning Theory - Gordon Institute for Music Learning, Elementary Level 1 Certification - Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
TAP Evaluator - National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET)
Office:   TEC 2018G
Phone:   (985) 549-5551
Email:   michael.ruybalid@southeastern.edu, or michael.ruybalid@selu.edu
Website:   http://www.southeastern.edu/acad_research/depts/teach_lrn/
Office Hours:  
Spring 2017: M, 12:30pm-1:30pm (in-person), 4:00pm-5:00pm (virtual); T/Th, 12:00pm-2:00pm (in-person), 2:00pm-4:00pm* (virtual).
*Unless I have a faculty meeting.

Also available by appointment.
Areas of Concentration for Degrees:   Music Education, PreK-12th grade; Early Childhood & Elementary Music Education; Student Intentions to Continue in School Music
PK-12 Years Experience:   8 years in PreK-12th grade music education
Areas of Teaching
  • Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Music Education.
  • Music Methods classes for music education students, elementary education students, and early childhood education students.
Research Interests
  • Student intentions to continue in school music.
Professional/Honorary Affiliations and Awards


  • American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
  • American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA) - Music and Movement Education
  • College Music Society (CMS)
  • Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (ECMMA)
  • The Gordon Institute for Music Learning (GIML)
  • Louisiana Education Research Association (LERA)
  • National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
  • Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE)
  • Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE)


  • Carol Gordon Scholarship for Professional Development (2015) - Gordon Institute for Music Learning, Radford, VA (for Elementary Level 1 training at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI)
  • Scholarship for Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Training, Level III (2013) - Potomac Arts Academy, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship for Doctoral Study (2010-2014) - University of Oklahoma School of Music, Norman, OK
  • Fellowship for Graduate Study (2008-2010) - Holy Names University Kodály Center for Music Education, Oakland, CA
ECE 422 Fa16 Music Syllabus   
EDUC 313 Sp16 Syllabus   
EDUC 415 Fa16 Music Syllabus   
EDUC 490-02 Fa16 Syllabus   
MUS 291 Fa14 Syllabus   
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