MUS-210: Music for Teachers of Children

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: MUS-210 Music for Teachers of Children

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3

Credits: 3

Course Description in college catalog:

May not be credited toward the A.S. in Music curriculum.

An introductory course for education majors in the basic concepts of music education and music activities for children, and for elementary school teachers who wish to incorporate music into their daily curriculum. This course includes experiences in the basic language of music as well as a multicultural vocal repertoire for holidays, everyday singing and listening skills. The major components of this course are the combination of experiential classroom activities along with the development of skills in compliance with the guidelines set forth in the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences

QCC/Queens College Dual/Joint Degree Program for Childhood Education

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

1. Demonstrate the ability to lead a broad repertoire of classroom music activities with elementary school aged children.

Outcomes:

1a. The ability to lead classroom music activities of varied length, content and tempi.

1b. The ability to incorporate educational standards into classroom music activities for children

2. Develop greater understanding of the basic language of music, develop an 

awareness of multicultural vocal repertoire for holidays, everyday singing and listening skills.

Outcomes:

2a. The ability to lead classroom music activities of multicultural vocal repertoire for holidays

2b. The ability to incorporate educational standards into classroom music activities for children.

Program-specific outcomes

Prepare students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution of higher learning to pursue a career in music by providing a solid foundation in the areas of musicianship and performance.

Provide the general college students with the opportunities to study music in a variety of classes that promotes intellectual inquiry, global awareness and lifelong active learning.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

  2. Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study

  3. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

Class participation  20 points
Homework  30 points
Midterm  20 points
Final  20 points
Concert Report  10 points

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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