Elementary ED Arts Courses

Select at least two of these three

Dance 326

Rhythm & Dance

2.0 credits

Enroll in this course to learn how to use movement and dance in your classroom! Children are natural movers. Here you gain skills to direct their kinesthetic energy towards creative exploration and expression. This course includes in-school teaching opportunities, crosscurricular integration, and the creation of practical classroom resources. Don’t miss this chance to learn more about a subject that addresses the body, mind, and spirit of the child!

Music 378

Music For the Elementary

2.0 credits

This course will have you drumming, singing, moving and creating music. Students participate hands-on in elementary music learning activities. From reading music, to building a library of songs, to teaching singing games, students will learn how to integrate music making into their curriculum. Students explore strategies and create materials to use in their teaching. Most importantly, students will feel excited about music and confident in their ability to teach this important subject. Come celebrate with us!

TMA 352

Drama in the Elementary

2.0 credits

RELEVANT! A survey and methods class of best practices, preparing you to help students think critically, collaboratively, and express themselves effectively. FOCUSED! A preparation class designed to support you in areas such as classroom management, addressing students’ learning preferences, and creative lesson planning and assessment. FUN! Storytelling, puppetry, games and more, designed to make learning across curriculum a joy, and pertinent to your students’ needs.

Select this recommended G.E. course

VAEDU 326

Art For Elementary Teachers

3.0 credits

Pre-service teachers have the opportunity to develop creative confidence as they experiment with many artistic media. Through hands-on experience, they gain technical skills and greater insight for how different materials can be used. By viewing, discussing, and critically analyzing art, they gain literacy skills for “reading” visual works. Students also gain practical experience in lesson planning and unit design, and have many opportunities to practice teaching.

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ARTS Partnership: Arts Reaching and Teaching in Schools