TR 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
This course is designed to provide the classroom teacher with an overview of elementary general music education. Students will learn age appropriate songs, activities, music concepts, and methods that may be implemented in the elementary class.
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.
Students participate daily in group activities designed for elementary class instruction. Activities are cumulative in organization, building on previously learned concepts. Therefore, attendance is crucial to personal development. Students may miss class twice without a final grade reduction. Each absence above the one excused absence reduces the final grade five points. 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). Every absence, including the allotted three, reduces the class participation percentage. 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.
If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information that needs sharing, or if you 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.