Practice Teaching/Seminar

ME-475 and written approval of course chair. NOTE: Passing scores on both MTEL Communication Skills and Music exams are required.
Electable by: 
MUED majors
Required of: 
MUED majors
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring
Boston Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult for specific term availability.

In this course, students gain practical teaching experience in elementary and secondary schools. Students complete a minimum of 450 hours of fieldwork at the site, with a minimum of 150 hours of full responsibility in the classroom. Students learn from a cooperating teacher in the field, who serves as their field-based supervisor. Students assist their cooperating teacher, as well as create and implement their own lessons. Students also assess their own teaching practice. They learn to improve their teaching, based on feedback from their cooperating teacher and from the Berklee faculty who observe them in the classroom. In the required seminar, students further evaluate their teaching experiences and share best practices. Students also learn from expert teachers who serve as guest lecturers in the seminar.


Course chair: 
Cecil Adderley
Taught By