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Music (MUSIC)

MUSIC 495B Student Teaching: Choral Music (5-7) Observation and teaching under supervision.

MUSIC 495B Student Teaching: Choral Music (5-7)

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

As required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, all music education students seeking certification must enroll in a culminating student teaching experience which closely approximates a full-time working experience in the public schools of Pennsylvania. The objective of this course is to offer a transition between student life and professional life directly prior to graduation. This total immersion in the field of CHORAL MUSIC allows the student to learn from and work with a mentor teacher in an off-campus setting. During the semester prior to the course, cooperating music teachers and school districts are contacted requesting their participation and music education students interview with the teachers. The students then move to the community in which they will be student teaching and adopt the practices of that mentor teacher within that specific school district.

Students are evaluated by both the mentor teacher and a Penn State supervisor who visits a minimum of four times per semester. This course is offered every semester.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Arts
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: completion of all courses in the major with a grade of "C" or better
Concurrent: MUSIC 443

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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