Emphasis in Elementary General and Choral Music (3) Selection and application of materials, methods, teaching and assessment strategies for elementary general and choral music settings.
MUSIC 441W Capstone Experiences in Elementary General and Choral Music (3)
This course is intended for Music Education majors in their senior year who have particular interest in working with elementary school children in a general music or choral setting. Students will apply all previous Music Education course work to this teaching setting. They will learn how to construct a course of study, including assessment strategies. Students will then apply that course of study by working with one elementary music class in the local schools. Teacher delivery issues, reflective practice, and assessment of student achievement will become a major component of this experience. A review of traditional approaches to elementary music teaching will also be presented and critically discussed. In addition, students will prepare two drafts of a philosophical statement justifying the inclusion of music in every child's curriculum as well as four drafts of a paper reviewing and summarizing articles on a topic of interest related to elementary music teaching.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.