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Music Education (ECE-302)
Various, distance learning format.
Varies (self-study; self-paced).
August 2018 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: explain the role that music and movement have in helping children to develop both physically and psychologically; critically analyze the influence of curriculum standards, social, and environmental factors on students’ learning outcomes; compare and contrast how infants and young children are assessed; describe how music and movement can be integrated into curricula that target early learners; identify the critical factors associated with creating a classroom environment that facilitates the inclusion of music and movement as learning strategies.
This course teaches participants how to engage young children in active learning through the use of music and motor activities. Students develop an understanding of how to develop curriculum materials and learning environments that foster the mental and physical development of young children. The readings and practice materials are designed to engage course participants in critical thought to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that are necessary to effectively educate young children. Students gain a deeper understanding of the important role that music and movement play in the academic, psychological, social, and physical development of children. Additionally, students explore the importance of curricula and proper assessment strategies in meeting the individualized needs of early learners.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Music and Movement (8/18).