Teaching at the elementary and middle school levels. Capstone experience typically completed in the final semester. Prerequisite: admission to student teaching. May be repeated for credit. Graded CR/NC.

Designed to assist student teachers in integrating theory with practice through discussion and individual conferences. Special emphasis on specific aspects of the teaching profession such as contracts, career, and life planning, professional organizations, resume preparation, interviews, legal rights and licensure. The final portfolio is completed in this course.

The Professional Portfolio is the capstone project of an education student, and is part of the Wisconsin licensure process. This course includes designing a learning segment, teaching and video recording lessons in a K-12 student teaching placement, assessment of student learning, and extensive reflection on the teaching and learning process. Prerequisite: All previous education courses must be completed. This course must be taken during student teaching.

This course provides independent reading and/or research, at the post-baccaulareate or master degree level, under the direction of a faculty member. Refer to the academic policy section for independent study policy. May be repeated for credit.

Study the holistic development of the early adolescent; explore structure of middle level learning environments; plan, design, and assess approaches to teaching and learning, including authentic learning, management of behavior and learning environments, awareness of student services. Field experience hours required.

This course is directed toward the practice of teaching children art and participating meaningfully in childrens interpretative practices. Art education students design and implement developmentally appropriate lesson plans that they will teach in an educational setting. Studio component: development of art educational objectives through laboratory experiences.

The study of teaching and directing techniques for the senior high school. Involves general music, choral music, repertoire, voicing, curriculum design, discipline, learning styles, teaching strategies, and philosophy. Emphasis on the total years program in perspective with performances and understanding the non-musical responsibilities of a high school teacher. The course also focuses on the development, application, and refinement of musical and interpersonal skills needed for teaching in a secondary setting. Offered every third semester.

Introduction to the concept of the artist/ teacher. Art education curriculum, unit and lesson planning, evaluation, motivation, instructional materials, and observational techniques for the middle through secondary art classroom. A studio component of this course is meant to provide students with experience in using materials for meaningful expression and planning for the studio-based experiential teaching component of the class.

A class designed for the music education major with emphasis on the development of childrens listening, performance, literacy, and creative-expressive skills. Students will learn how to: 1) design age appropriate lesson plans; 2) structure the classroom environment; 3) apply classic techniques of Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze and other emerging pedagogies; 4) measure and grade musical progress; 5) teach through the multiple intelligences; 6) teach multicultural music; and 7) provide opportunity for aesthetic experiences.

A class designed for the music education major. The study of teaching and directing techniques for the middle/junior high school learner, with emphasis on the physical, psychological, and emotional development of adolescents. Course will include: 1) general music; 2) choral music; 3) curriculum design; 4) the changing voice; 5) selecting and evaluating age-appropriate repertoire; 6) playing fretted instruments, folk instruments, rhythmic instruments, melody instruments, and recorders in order to employ them as teaching tools. Offered every third semester.