Exploration of Teaching: Music

Exploration of Teaching: Music
Field-based initial teaching experience directed at helping prospective teachers experience demands and opportunities associated with teaching secondary students.
 Hours3.0 - 4.0 Credit, Arr Lecture, Arr Lab
 PrerequisitesMajor-area preadmission requirements; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
Course Outcomes

In this course students will each perform for each other and receive feedback on your performance. Students will also improve as performers by providing feedback for your peers

In this course students will engage in several improvisation and composing opportunities during
demonstrations of teaching strategies.

Lectures and Activities

The perspectives lectures and activities in this course are designed to create foundational questions
and a propensity for deep thinking about music through philosophical and theoretical discussions particularly
as part of the re-visioning of music literacy.

Students will conduct 12 observations of successful practitioners in local public schools where they
have the opportunity to gather many strategies and materials along with insights regarding philosophies
underlying them. Practical approaches/techniques are also presented during the â??processâ? discussions in class
and by the rhythm teaching exercises as the beginning of each seminar

The term project for this course and the related â??processâ? discussions represent a carefully guided
incursion into grounded pedagogical practice.

Each student has at least 2 mentored formal teaching experiences involving junior high music students
the interaction between 276 students and the junior high students is carefully reviewed both by the University
supervisor and the 276 student him/herself.