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Music (MUSIC)

MUSIC 395B Cohort Practicum II (1) Observation and teaching experiences in a variety of musical instruction settings.

MUSIC 395B Cohort Practicum II (1)

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

This course is designed for students to implement the general principles in planning and delivery of instruction for, and assessment of the learning of, students in public schools K-12 music rehearsals and classrooms, as learned in MUSIC 345. Further, this course will focus on application and implementation of strategies to specific settings in which students will be certified to teach. Course objectives are for students to lead activities with K-12 students in a general, lesson, and ensemble settings; interview teachers in K-12 settings with regard to their approach to planning lessons and rehearsals; identify qualities and 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; and assess students' learning.

Students in the course will observe teachers the K-12 schools teaching students and reflect on their techniques and attributes for successful teaching. Students will implement activities and assessment tools with students in K-12 public school settings, develop their skill in identifying their own techniques and attributes for successful teaching, and become comfortable in a variety of musical settings.

Music education majors will take this course as part of a sequence of music education courses. This course is preceded by courses concerning musical development, teaching experiences, and courses in selection and design of instructional materials, and this course precedes a capstone course (MUSIC 441W, MUSIC 442W, MUSIC 443W, MUSIC 444W, MUSIC 445W, or MUSIC 446W) in which students study one instructional setting and one curricular level (choral, band, orchestra, general music; elementary, middle school, high school) in greater depth, depending on their future career goals. Approximately 25 students will be enrolled.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Arts
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: MUSIC 341, MUSIC 395A piano proficiency passed
Concurrent: MUSIC 345

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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