MUSC 4290: Curriculum and Methods in Teaching Music (3)
Lecture: 3, Lab: 0, Other: 0
This course is designed to be the 'capstone' course in music education to explore the philosophies, teaching methods, materials and curriculum at both the elementary/general music and the middle/senior high school levels. Focus will be on the design and implementation of the instrumental and vocal performance based curriculum at the secondary level and the general music curriculum for students in related arts courses, music theory and composition classes, music listening and music history classes at the secondary level as well as the general music curriculum for the elementary classroom. In addition to exploring teaching strategies and curriculum development, students will study evaluation tools and methodologies, which are content specific. Students will also be given practical guidance in the administration of a comprehensive music program. Directed observation and teaching in selected schools is required.