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Course work includes lesson-plan writing, introduction to methodologies, and participating in teaching experiences. Exploration of philosophical, historical, psychological, and cultural/social foundations of the profession in the context of practical exercises.
Developing a knowledge base for teaching general music including application of learning theories, developmental characteristics of children, and appropriate literature, materials, and resources. Emphasis on structuring successful learning experiences through effective planning, delivery, and evaluation of music instruction for students in grades K-12.
Course expands and develops the knowledge base and teaching competencies introduced in MED 3510. Class activities explore strategies for engaging children in a variety of musical experiences that align with state and national standards. Fieldwork in the schools provides an opportunity to apply and refine specific teaching skills within a real-world setting. Emphasis on K-6 elementary music classroom.
Role of choral and vocal music education in secondary schools. Class activities, readings, and fieldwork focus on curriculum development, repertoire, score analysis, rehearsal planning, rehearsal techniques, vocal pedagogy and assessment. Organizational and managerial aspects such as recruitment, budgeting and scheduling are also included.
Teaching techniques, materials and organization of instrumental music in elementary schools.
Teaching techniques, materials and organization of instrumental music in secondary schools.
Practicum provides field experiences in elementary or secondary school settings prior to full-time student teaching. Students apprentice with a cooperating teacher while assisting, observing and teaching throughout the semester. A minimum of 15 hours per week in an approved classroom is required.
Directed teaching in schools at grade levels for which advanced students are preparing for certification. Seminars feature discussion of important educational issues.
Conducting and rehearsal methods and materials for secondary schools. No credit for M.Mus. in conducting or music education.
Preparation of M.M. thesis project in music education.