Elementary Practicum A

Elementary Practicum A
Overview and practical application of classroom general music methodologies in the elementary grades, including the relationship of classroom practice to choral and instrumental experiences. Observation and teaching opportunities in the schools.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 1.0 Lecture, 2.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMUSIC 275 & MUSIC 277
 RecommendedMusic 278.
 ProgramsContaining MUSIC 371A
Course Outcomes

Early Childhood & Elementary Music Content

Students will articulate what should be taught in early childhood and elementary music including music skills, elements, and concepts.

Developmentally Appropriate Teaching

Students will develop and teach early childhood and elementary music activities and lessons that are developmentally appropriate.

Music Standards

Students will formulate meaningful learning objectives for elementary general music lessons based on the USOE standards and the National Standards in music.


Students will select, utilize, and assess methods of evaluation in early childhood and elementary general music.

Professional Development

Students will explore and research special topics in music education such as classroom management, curriculum development, assessment, learners with exceptionalities, arts integration, etc.


Students will have the opportunity to observe and teach in the BYU Young Musicians Academy and a local elementary music classroom.