Teaching Music: Junior Secondary School (MUED3602)


This Unit of Study prepares students for careers in secondary music teaching. Current junior secondary syllabus documents are analysed, pedagogical theories are examined and practical strategies for teaching group listening, performance, creative and musicological skills and understandings are explored. Areas addressed include the scaffolding of learning through lesson planning and programming, classroom management, and resource selection and development. Technology and media issues related to music education are also considered. All of these components are studied in the broader context of creating and sustaining a challenging classroom learning environment. This unit of study includes the second Professional Experience (practice teaching) session of the Music Education degree program.

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A combination of classes (6 hrs x 6 weeks) and professional experience in schools


Written discussion of set readings and ideas and principles covered in Unit of Study sessions; development of a classroom management plan; the design and submission of a junior secondary music teaching and learning sequence incorporating the use of techno

Faculty/department permission required?


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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

MUED2605, MUED1008, MUED1009 and MUED2000


MUED3605, MUED3606

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