A Field Guide to Student Teaching in Music is a practical guide focused on the link between music education coursework and the field-based aspects of the student teaching experience. It addresses general topics that are common to all music placements, as well as those topics that are of specific interest to the general, choral, and instrumental music classrooms.
This text builds on theoretical materials typically covered in music methods courses, yet it is not specific to any one particular teaching pedagogy, making it flexible enough for use in a variety of music teaching settings. It will guide students through the student teaching process as they make the transition from student to music educator.
Introduction – The Many Facets of Music Student Teaching Section I: From Theory to Practice 1. Meaningful Observation 2. Curriculum and Lesson Planning 3. Effective Teaching and Rehearsal Techniques 4. Creating a Positive Learning Environment Section II: Elementary and Secondary Areas of Emphasis 5. Being a Music Educator 6. Elementary General 7. Elementary Choral 8. Elementary Instrumental 9. Secondary General 10. Secondary Choral 11. Secondary Instrumental Section III: Becoming a Professional Music Educator 12. Developing Letters, Resumes, and Portfolios 13. Seeking Employment 14. Interviewing Skills 15. Ethics and Legal Issues 16. Continued Professional Growth