This lab course is to be taken in conjunction with MUSIC 3540 Elementary General Music Methods. Students will have been placed by the instructor into an elementary 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 help preservice music teachers develop ways of thinking about music teaching and learning in the elementary music classroom. Students will develop knowledge, skills and techniques for planning, delivering and evaluating music instruction for children. Although the specific focus of this course is children ages 5-12, many of the principles of teaching and learning apply to younger and older learners. 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.