MUSC130 Music Education for Early Childhood

Department of The Arts: Music

I. Course Number and Title
MUSC130 Music Education for Early Childhood
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
2250
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course provides early childhood educators with the essential background for teaching music to young children. Course content includes the pedagogy of teaching singing, basic instrument playing, listening, rhythm and movement to young children via developmentally appropriate activities.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. demonstrate an understanding of basic singing, instrument playing, listening, rhythm and movement;
    2. construct and execute lesson plans for instruction in a simulated classroom setting; and
    3. apply the techniques of basic singing, instrument playing, listening, rhythm and movement as an instructor in a simulated early childhood learning environment.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. techniques of basic singing, instrument playing, listening, rhythm and movement
    2. practice of rudimentary singing, instrumental, and rhythmic activities
    3. development of a repertoire of songs and musical activities for the teaching of basic singing, instrument playing, listening, rhythm and movement to children
    4. creation of lessons plans for instruction in basic singing, instrument playing, listening, rhythm and movement and their practical applications
    5. execution of lesson plans using peers in a classroom setting to simulate an early childhood learning environment
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    The instructor assesses student competency in basic singing, instrument playing, listening, rhythm, movement, and their respective practical applications via written, aural, oral and performance-based methods. The instructor evaluates lesson plans in terms of their content, organization, presentation, and overall effectiveness. Assessment must include a final comprehensive examination and project.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Revision/Approval Date: Approved 02/2011; New Core 8/2015