|Details: This course is for students who are enrolled in the Master of Science in Education-Fine Arts program. A combination of lecture, discussion, group work, demonstration, presentation, and technology applications will be used to examine current trends related to the National Standards of Music Education and assessments of the standards. This course will focus specifically on Content Standards 3 (Improvising) and 4 (Composing). Students will read theories of how and why children create music. Class time will be spent in discussion and activities related to the readings. Students will develop and practice a number of teaching and assessment strategies related to improvising and composing. A variety of media will be used in the course including: Orff instruments, keyboards, standard band and orchestra instruments, and computer technology.