EDU 57600 Methods of Integrating Art, Music, and Movement in Elementary Education

This course is designed to provide individuals entering the teaching profession with the competencies to teach and integrate art, music, and movement as related to physical education and the performing arts. Additionally, this course will review principles behind integration in relation to the instruction of elementary students from ethnically, culturally, racially, and linguistically diverse backgrounds who are of different genders, from various socioeconomic levels, and with 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 in art, music, and movement. This graduate level course will require teacher candidates to create a cross-curricular lesson plan including movement, art and music around a central theme or genre and a written research component. Lab fee required.