This course introduces students to music, art and physical education methods for the classroom teacher. One-third of the semester is devoted to each area.
Music: This component addresses fundamentals of music notation; theory and ear training; singing and music listening; basic organization of the elementary school music program; and rhythmic, keyboard and creative activities.
Art: This component addresses methods and materials for teaching elementary art and covers: fundamental elements of design needed to develop an aesthetic awareness and sensitivity in elementary school students and teachers; basic organization of the elementary school art program; and practical application of the various art media in elementary art programs.
Physical Education: This component will center on the organization, methods and materials regarding physical education content for kindergarten through grade six. Active learning approaches to gross motor activities will be implemented.