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Cohort: Performance
(Music, Physical Education, Theatre)

Team Leaders: TBD

Unique focus or emphasis

This cohort focuses on performance subject areas, such as Music and Physical Education. Those students earning an English (including Theatre), Social Science, or Art credentials who plan on using students’ performance (acting, debate, etc.) as a significant part of their pedagogy are also encouraged to choose this block.

Location of courses

All courses, with the exception of Physical Education methods courses, will meet on the campus of SDSU. Methods courses for Physical Education will meet at a school in close proximity to SDSU, where students will learn to use facilities associated with various sports.

Locations of student teaching

Student teaching will occur throughout San Diego County wherever excellent teachers who engage their students in performance-based education are located.

Days/times (approx. schedule) of courses

Coursework is held Mondays through Thursdays in the late afternoons (4:00 - 6:40) and early evenings (7:00 - 9:40).

Days/times (approx. schedule) of student teaching

First semester, student teachers spend approximately 15 hours a week at their assigned school site, and must be available for student teaching between the hours of 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM. During the second semester, student teachers spend approximately 25 hours a week at their assigned school site between the hours of 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM. In addition, student teachers may support extra rehearsals/practices and performances/competitions of their students, which may occur after school and on weekends.