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EDU 5408: Student Teaching & Seminar: Music Education (6 cr.)**
Full semester (15 weeks) of the guided teaching and learning of music in a classroom setting divided between an elementary placement (grades preschool through upper elementary) and a secondary placement (middle school or high school). Designed for both precertified music education majors (student teachers working with an on-site cooperating musician-educator) and newly appointed musicians-educators (supervised teachers teaching with other on-site music-education faculty and supervised by a music education professor from Manhattanville College). One placement in an urban setting and the other in a suburban setting. Placements in general music, choral music, and instrumental music to fit the direction of the educator-in-training. Seminar discussion of philosophy, praxis (pedagogy and process), performance as process, the music class as performance, repertory, classroom management, ideology of the profession, and the student teaching experience as a passage from the academy to the field. Sharing from the field of the teaching of activities followed by group critique—singing games, dances, instrumental pieces and accompaniment, reading and writing lessons, etc. Curriculum development based on sequenced elements and units of study. Discussion of successes and problems of the field, including student behavior, achieving artistry through the classroom as a reflective practicum, etc. Reflection on national and New York State standards. Preparation and review of Manhattanville College School of Education student/supervised teacher log, lesson plans, rubrics, etc. Prerequisite: MUE.3054/5054 and MUE.3057/5057.
Not counted as Liberal Arts
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