EDU 54510 Pre K-8 Health, Physical Education, and the Arts

This course focuses upon health, physical education, nutritional requirements, safety precautions, first aid techniques and emergency procedures of the young child. This course also explores design methods and competencies for teaching music, movement, and art. This course will review principles of instruction to accommodate students from diverse backgrounds and different abilities and/or exceptionalities. Lesson planning, effective teaching techniques, classroom management skills, and evaluation for instructional outcomes will be studied in a unified and thematic approach to curriculum development. This graduate level course will require teacher candidates to create a cross-curricular lesson plan around a central theme or genre and a written research component. Lab fee required.