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ECH/435

Continuing Education for Teachers

METHODS OF TEACHING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD: ARTS AND MUSIC

Online

Format

$1,194

Estimated Tuition

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Total credits

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Course length

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Take this course on its own, or as part of a degree or certificate program.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Course level: Undergraduate

This course focuses on understanding and using the visual and performing arts to promote growth and development in early childhood education. Emphasis is placed on developmentally effective practices and integration of visual arts, drama or performing arts, and dance, movement, and music across the curriculum. Assessment, modifications, accommodations, culture, and family involvement through the arts are also explored. A foundation of effective teaching strategies and best practices in early childhood education are provided.

This course is not available for students residing Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming  and individuals who live outside the United States are not eligible to enroll in this course.

Prerequisites

None

Required materials

The materials required for this course are covered in your resource fees.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

  • Define the stages of art development in the young child.
  • Analyze effects of the arts on the social/emotional, mental, and physical growth of the young child (birth through age 8).
  • Explain the state and national standards for Early Childhood Arts Education.
  • Analyze the multiple intelligences theory and how it applies to Early Childhood Arts Education.

  • Compare child-centered art verses teacher-centered art in early childhood curriculum.
  • Analyze strategies for integrating art, music, dance, and drama across the early childhood curriculum.
  • Design an integrated early childhood art lesson.

  • Identify strategies to enhance the experience for students with exceptionalities in early childhood arts.
  • Analyze early childhood assessment tools in arts education.
  • Integrate the use of technology in early childhood arts education.

  • Define creativity in the context of early childhood arts education.
  • Identify processes to encourage creative thinking in young children.
  • Assess how your personal creativity style might affect your approach to teaching the arts in the early childhood environment.
  • Explain young children’s creative experiences within the early childhood setting.

  • Describe an early childhood classroom setting that encourages art and music development and growth.
  • Identify safety and health concerns in early childhood arts education.
  • Evaluate the impact of effective classroom management and materials management in early childhood arts education.
  • Develop strategies to include family and community participation in the Early Childhood Arts Education Classroom and curriculum.

Why UOPX

Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

Next Steps

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Transfer Credits

Credit Transfer

Need to transfer credits to another college or university?

Before you enroll in a course, check with your school of choice to make sure they will accept our transfer credits and to understand any requirements or limitations. Then you can complete your course, and request your official transcript be sent to your school. That’s it!

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.

The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. Although our continuing teacher education courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing teacher education courses are not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.