Majors, Minors & Degrees:
This lab course is to be taken in conjunction with MUSIC 3530 Secondary Instrumental Methods. Students will have been placed by the instructor into a secondary instrumental music classroom in a public school by the first week of class. Students will complete a minimum of 20 hours of observation and teaching over the course of the semester at their placement site. Typically, students visit the classroom for approximately two hours per week. It is anticipated that the hours are completed throughout the entire semester, so students should plan to continue going to their placements for the entire semester even if they complete the 20 hours early in the semester.
This course is designed to prepare students for teaching instrumental music in late elementary, middle and senior high school. Students will develop knowledge, skills and techniques for planning, delivering, and evaluating music instruction; organizing and administering an instrumental music program; and curriculum development, material selection, rehearsal procedures, and the philosophy of instrumental music teaching. Students must sign up for one of the labs associated with this course.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance in the Teacher Education Program or by permission of the chair of the Department of Education. Must have passed piano proficiency and PPST exam.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)