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MUSIC 3540 Elementary General Music Methods

3 hours


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.