Early Field Experience in Music Education (1) Observation of music learning and teaching processes, development of basic teaching skills and reflective behaviors.
MUSIC 295A Early Field Experience in Music Education (1)
(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.
This course is offered to music majors during their fourth semester who are intending to apply to the Teacher Education Degree Program in Music. It provides prospective music teachers with an opportunity to observe various components involved in the music teaching process; develop basic music teaching skills; identify behaviors of effective music teachers; identify their own strengths and weaknesses as a teacher, set goals based on those traits, and apply strategies to improve; develop their ability to reflect on their own teaching; observe and interact with children of varying races, religious beliefs, national origins and socioeconomic backgrounds, particularly children for whom English is a second language and who are considered in need of early intervention; continue developing their own sight-singing and piano skills.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.