MUSIC 3540 Elementary General Music Methods
This course is designed to help preservice music teachers develop ways of thinking about music teaching and learning that will serve them throughout their careers as music educators. Specifically, 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 PK-8th grade, many of the principles of teaching and learning apply to younger and older learners. During this course, students will develop habits of thinking and practice that are expected of professionals in music education.
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.
Corequisite(s): MUSIC 3540L Elementary General Music Methods Lab.
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. May be repeated. P/F Only.
Pre or corequisite(s): MUSIC 3540 Elementary General Music Methods.