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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

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Music - MUSIC 107

Music for Elementary Teachers

4 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours
2 Laboratory Hours

Course Description

This course will provide students with knowledge about fundamental concepts in music such as rhythm, harmony and form through participation in musical behaviors such as playing instruments, moving and singing. It also will provide opportunities for students to develop and execute lessons that address these concepts as well as employing music to facilitate learning in other academic areas such as math, science and language arts. The course is recommended for elementary education majors. This course requires all students must meet the requirements of a criminal background check.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Differentiate between the various roles of music in elementary school.
  • Assess elementary school students' fundamental singing ability.
  • Assess elementary school students' fundamental music-related movement ability.
  • Assess elementary school students' fundamental music listening ability.
  • Assess elementary school students' fundamental ability to perform music on age/development-appropriate musical instruments.
  • Assess elementary school students' fundamental ability/potential in the area of music composition.
  • Construct a portfolio of materials and resources for teachers planning music education lessons for elementary students.
  • Construct lessons that focus on the elements of music (rhythm, melody, harmony, form, timbre and texture).
  • Model lessons that focus on the elements of music (rhythm, melody, harmony, form, timbre and texture).
  • Construct lessons incorporating basic levels of music listening.
  • Model lessons incorporating basic levels of music listening.
  • Construct lessons incorporating basic levels of music performance on instruments, e.g., rhythm instruments, recorders, xylophones, glockenspiels, etc.
  • Model lessons incorporating basic levels of music performance on instruments, e.g., rhythm instruments, recorders, xylophones, glockenspiels, etc.
  • Construct lessons incorporating basic levels of music composition, e.g., developing text for existing folksong melodies; creating rhythmic accompaniments/ostinati; single pitch harmony, employing instruments or environmental sounds in storytelling, etc.
  • Model lessons incorporating basic levels of music composition, e.g., developing text for existing folksong melodies; creating rhythmic accompaniments/ostinati; single pitch harmony, employing instruments or environmental sounds in storytelling, etc.
  • Construct lessons that engage elementary school students in singing.
  • Model lessons that engage elementary school students in singing.
  • Construct lessons that engage elementary school students in music-related movement.
  • Model lessons that engage elementary school students in music-related movement.
  • Reflect on personal teaching presentations of music lessons designed for elementary school students.
  • Revise personal teaching presentations based on reflection and feedback received.
  • Perform simple songs on keyboard and recorder observing accurate rhythms and pitches.
  • Provide simple piano/keyboard accompaniment for singing in the elementary school classroom.
  • Create basic chants and songs that are age-appropriate for children.
  • Employ music to facilitate and enhance learning in academic areas across the curriculum, such as mathematics, language arts, science, social studies and visual arts.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; MUSIC; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 107141803Music Elem TeachersRMT4Moss F3/15/0Open$135.00T  09:00 AM-11:26 AM WEBWEB
R  09:00 AM-11:26 AM WEBWEB
 107141804Music Elem TeachersRMT4Moss F10/15/0Open$135.00T  01:00 PM-03:26 PM WEBWEB
R  01:00 PM-03:26 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; MUSIC; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 107111830Music Elem TeachersRMT4Moss F10/15/0Open$135.00T  09:00 AM-11:26 AM WEBWEB
R  09:00 AM-11:26 AM WEBWEB

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday