Apr 19, 2024  
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ELED 479 - Integrative Methods of Teaching Art, Music and Physical Education

3 Credits
3 hours per week.

This course is designed to assist the pre-service teacher in gaining skills and knowledge appropriate to the teaching of art, music and physical education in the elementary and the middle school setting. The course enables future classroom teachers to develop and to implement pedagogical skills associated with contemporary classroom practices in teaching art, music and physical education. Particular attention is given to an analysis of the teacher’s role and the scope of his/her professional duty, and to an analysis of aims, objectives and educational principles as they relate to the selection of method and procedures used in instructional planning. By emphasizing art, music and physical education as opportunities for the development of the whole individual, this course stresses tenets of a humanistic approach to education. Specifically, the purpose of this course is to teach the pre-service teacher to integrate the competencies and knowledge acquired in major, professional and pedagogical courses to create learning experiences that make the central concepts, tools of inquiry and structures of the content area meaningful for all students. Moreover, this course emphasizes that the pre-service teacher must create learning experiences that build on the experiential, cultural, racial, gender and socioeconomic diversity of his/her students in order that they might achieve higher levels of learning. Appropriate State and National Assessment outcomes are addressed. Requisite: Pre-service teachers enrolled in methods courses are required to participate in practicum experiences (in elementary and/or middle school) connected with the course. To introduce the year-long internship, and to comply with the 100 consecutive days expectations, candidates will be required to attend seminars during the first and second semester. The interns will receive pre-requisite activities designed for a successful completion of the full internship.

Prerequisite(s) Completion of all professional education requirements, senior status, and admission to the Teacher Education Program.

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