Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience
Music Education (EDU 502)
Varies; self-study format.
March 2021 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: describe the role of music teachers and the status of school music education; identify student characteristics in diverse populations common in music classroom contexts; discuss traditional and innovative approaches to music teaching and learning; articulate and discuss issues related to music learning and teaching in schools; examine music teaching methods in terms of historical and current applications in music classrooms; demonstrate growth as a pre-service music educator through in class teaching experiences and discussions; and diagnose personal strengths and weaknesses as a music teacher.
Major topics include: the cultural and historical context of music education, philosophy of music education that considers the developmental needs of children as foundational in the process of teaching music concepts, philosophical and aesthetic principles of the National Standards for Music, and developing skills in teaching music that incorporates singing, movement, playing instruments, listening, creating, and writing.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Music Education (8/21).