Monday through Thursday 12:20 - 2:20
Textbook: OnMusic Education for the Non-Music Major
20% Class Participation
20% Quizzes and Online Assignments
5% Rhyme Presentation
5% Melody Presentation
5% Children’s Book Presentation
15% Students with Special Needs Project (Case Study)
15% Semester Exam
15% Final Exam (Project)
The instructor reserves the right to cancel or adjust assignments as the course progresses. Students will be informed how this may effect grading.
Attendance on the final exam date is required for the final project. Missing the final exam results in no credit earned for the final project in addition to counting as an absence.
Students participate in daily group activities designed for elementary class instruction. Activities are cumulative, building on previously learned concepts. Therefore, attendance is crucial to personal development. Students may miss class one time without a final grade reduction. Each absence above the allotment reduces the final grade ten points (one letter grade). Nonparticipation in class equals one absence for each occurrence. Class participation includes all classroom activities (movement, rhythmic, melodic, play parties, singing, dancing, presentations and discussions). Each absence reduces the class participation percentage.
Students are required to participate in all class activities. Students are to read daily assignments, prepare questions if readings are unclear, and prepare to answer questions regarding assigned readings. All readings are reviewed in class for clarity and understanding.
Students are to conduct themselves in a professional manner so that all students may learn without distraction and disruption. This includes cell phones turned off and no texting.
Students who need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, who have emergency medical information that needs sharing, or who need special accommodations in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with the professor as soon as possible.
Federal privacy law prohibits the instructor from releasing information about students to certain parties outside of the university without the signed consent of the student. Thus, in almost all cases the professor will not discuss students’ academic progress or other matters with their parents. Please do not have them call. Regardless of these important legal considerations, the professors’ general policy is to communicate with the students, not their parents, even when a student has signed a consent form. College students are adults and are expected to behave accordingly.
Academic dishonesty including plagiarism and giving or receiving unauthorized assistance is prohibited. Please review the University Honor Code. Any offense is reported to the MSU and the MSU Department of Education.