Child Development – Music & Movement Education for Young Children – Occupational Skills Certificate

Top Code: 1005.00

The program offers extensive hands-on training in music and movement education targeted specifically for early childhood (birth to 8 years old). Participants learn a comprehensive body of musical activities and games in four areas – singing, movement, playing instruments and listening. Students practice effective teaching techniques, explore the musical development of young children, and become acquainted with invaluable, state-of-the-art teaching materials. This certificate prepares students to teach music and movement in preschools, childcare centers, primary classrooms and private studios.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon completion of all with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Inspire and motivate students of various age groups to learn and participate in singing and other music-related activities.
  2. Use a comprehensive body of musical activities and games in four to five areas: Singing, Movement, Playing Instruments, Listening, and Creating.
  3. Locate, recognize, and evaluate appropriate songs and musical activities, including multicultural materials, for various age-groups.
  4. Describe the value and importance of music in the emotional, intellectual and physical development of young children, including brain development, creative expression, cultural literacy and community building.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

MUSC 030MUSIC FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION3
MUSC 131MULTICULTURAL MUSIC MATERIALS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN3
MUSC 135CURRICULUM APPLICATIONS OF MUSIC IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION3
Total Units9

Recommended Electives

DANC 025MOVEMENT FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT2
KINT 027CEARLY CHILDHOOD PHYSICAL EDUCATION2