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Music (MUSIC)

MUSIC 340 Music Learning and Development (2) Application of psychological principles to teaching of music, including curriculum design and contemporary practices in music education.

MUSIC 340 Music Learning and Development (2)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

MUSIC 340 is offered every fall semester for students who have just been accepted into the Teacher Certification program in Music Education. The focus of the course is music learning and development and their application to curriculum design for school music settings. Topics include: philosophical frameworks for music education, skill and content learning sequences in music, writing instructional objectives, and the process for developing music curricula. The instructional format includes: lecture, large and small group discussion, readings, and musical and teaching examples. Students complete several practical assignments, present summations of small group discussions, and prepare two drafts of a philosophical statement.

A midterm and final exam are typically given. Students in MUSIC 340 also enroll concurrently in MUSIC 341 and MUSIC 395A, a practicum course focusing on teacher delivery skills and application of content from MUSIC 340 and MUSIC 341.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: acceptance into Teacher Education Degree Program in Music
Concurrent: MUSIC 341 MUSIC 395A

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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