EDU 4106 - Methods and Materials in Dramatic Art (3)
Prerequisites: Students must be admitted a full semester prior to student teaching. The following methods and materials courses are intended to give an understanding of the special teaching procedures and materials related to each of the special fields of teaching. These courses provide an understanding of teaching procedures, classroom management, reading skills, and effective teaching strategies and materials related to specialized subjects areas. These courses are components of the Senior Semester in Teacher Education for elementary, middle school, secondary, and specialty area majors. The student teacher completes the professional portfolio and participates in mock interviews and specialty area coaching sessions. Prerequisite to all methods courses are admission to the Teacher Education Program and an overall GPA of at least 2.5. Corequisites: EDU 4200 Student Teaching. This course, completed concurrently with EDU 4206 , is a survey of the materials and methods of teaching drama and oral communication in the school. This course provides a survey of current issues in teaching dramatic arts, effective teaching methods, classroom management techniques, and a review of philosophies of student discipline. The student teacher completes the professional portfolio and participates in mock interviews and specialty area coaching sessions. Attention is given to curriculum development and the management of related extracurricular dramatic activities.
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