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MU 359

Ensemble Music Practicum

Course Summary: This course includes observation, planning, teaching, and leading choral and instrumental ensemble activities in accordance with standards of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). Students attend a choral placement for 5 weeks and an instrumental placement for 5 weeks. Each placement hosts one student per classroom. Students may teach up to 3 activities per placement. Students submit weekly reflective journal, video record lessons, and attend one seminar per month to present teaching video excerpts.

Cooperating teachers are expected to pre-approve lesson plans and discuss adjustments to activities and procedures with methods students. In addition, they will complete the KSC Teacher Candidate Dispositions form at the conclusion of each 15 hour/5 week placement. College supervisor will complete 3 clinical evaluations in response to seminar video presentations throughout the semester, and the KSC Teacher Candidate Dispositions form at the end of the 30 hour/10 week placement series.

Field Experience: 30 hours (3 hours per week for 10 weeks). Days and times arranged by coordinator of music education and cooperating teacher.