Music Education Major: Choral Music Emphasis - Bachelor of Science (BS)
(Teacher certification program: early childhood-adolescence licensure, EC-A)
Music education core requirements (25 credits)
|MUS 201||Musical Cultures||3|
|MUS 202||Music History: 1600-1825||2|
|MUS 235||Music Theory I||3|
|MUS 236||Music Theory II||3|
|MUS 237||Music Reading & Aural Skills I||1|
|MUS 238||Music Reading and Aural Skills II||1|
|MUS 301||Music History: 1825-1900||2|
|MUS 302||Music History: 20th Century||2|
|MUS 335||Music Theory III||3|
|MUS 336||Music Theory IV||3|
|MUS 337||Music Reading & Aural Skills III||1|
|MUS 338||Music Reading and Aural Skills IV||1|
|Successful completion of attendance at 12 concerts per semester for six semesters attendance|
Choral emphasis (35 credits)
|Choral music core|
|MUS 149||Keyboard Competencies IV||1|
|MUS 211||Basic Conducting||2|
|MUS 213||Class Guitar||1|
|MUS 263||Introduction to Music Technology||1|
|MUS 318||Advanced Choral Conducting||2|
|MUS 321||Choral Arranging||2|
|MUS 322||Choral Techniques||3|
|MUS 328||Diction in Music||1|
|MUS 349||Vocal Accompanying||1|
|MUS 373||Choral Music in the Middle/Senior High School||3|
|Select six credits in applied voice, including at least two at the 300 level and one credit at the 400 level from the following:||6|
|Select six credits from the the following:||6|
|Concert Choir I|
or MUS 206
|Concert Choir II|
or MUS 306
|Concert Choir III|
or MUS 406
|Concert Choir IV|
or MUS 219
or MUS 319
or MUS 419
|Women's Chorus I|
or MUS 223
|Women's Chorus II|
or MUS 323
|Women's Chorus III|
or MUS 423
|Women's Chorus IV|
|Choral Union I|
or MUS 258
|Choral Union II|
or MUS 358
|Choral Union III|
or MUS 458
|Choral Union IV|
|Select two credits of the following:||2|
|Jazz Orchestra I|
or MUS 230
|Jazz Orchestra II|
or MUS 330
|Jazz Orchestra III|
or MUS 430
|Jazz Orchestra IV|
|Jazz Ensemble I|
or MUS 234
|Jazz Ensemble II|
or MUS 334
|Jazz Ensemble III|
or MUS 434
|Jazz Ensemble IV|
|Vocal Jazz I|
or MUS 260
|Vocal Jazz II|
or MUS 360
|Vocal Jazz III|
or MUS 460
|Vocal Jazz IV|
|Chamber Choir I|
or MUS 262
|Chamber Choir II|
or MUS 362
|Chamber Choir III|
or MUS 462
|Chamber Choir IV|
|Select four credits of any MUA or MUS course 2||4|
Students must complete MUS 149 Keyboard Competencies IV (1 cr.) with a grade of "B" or higher and successfully complete the recital requirement (400 level, applied music) prior to student teaching.
Additional teacher education requirements are listed in the School of Education.
All students must complete the general education, college core (waived for teacher certification programs), major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR.
Baccalaureate degree requirements
Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:
- Fulfill the general education requirements.
- Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
- Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college. (No substitutions for graduation may be made in course requirements for a major or minor after the fourth week of the last semester of the senior year.)
- Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1 At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 (senior college) level courses. Courses earned at the 100/200 level that transferred to UWL as 300/400 level courses do not apply to this requirement nor do courses from two-year schools.
- Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
- A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
- Submit an application for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link in the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should apply by May 1. May and summer graduates should apply by December 1.
Grade point average requirements for some programs will be considerably higher than 2.00. Re-entering students may be required to earn credits in excess of the 120 needed for graduation in any curriculum in order to replace credits earned in courses in which the content has changed substantially in recent years. Each case will be judged on its own merit.
No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.
Below is a sample degree plan that can be used as a guide to identify courses required to fulfill the major and other requirements needed for degree completion. A student's actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (second major, minor, etc.). Also, this sample plan assumes readiness for each course and/or major plan, and some courses may not be offered every term. Review the course descriptions or the class timetable for course offering information.
The sample degree plans represented in this catalog are intended for first-year students entering UWL in the fall term. Students should use the Advisement Report (AR) in WINGS and work closely with their faculty advisor(s) and college dean’s office to ensure declaration and completion of all requirements in a timely manner.
General Education Program
The general education curriculum (Gen Ed) is the common educational experience for all undergraduates at UWL. Sample degree plans include Gen Ed placeholders to ensure completion of the general education requirements. Courses may be rearranged to fit the needs or recommendations of the student’s program of study. Gen Ed courses may be taken during winter term (January between the semesters) and summer to reduce the course load during regular terms (fall and spring). Students should consult with their advisor and/or the assistant to the dean of their college for assistance with course and schedule planning. Refer to the general education requirements for more specific details.
Note: at least 40 credits of the 120 credits required must be earned at the 300/400 level.
This sample degree plan does not establish a contractual agreement. It identifies the minimum requirements a student must successfully complete, to qualify for a degree, in a format intended to assist the student plan their academic career. Actual degree plans may differ.
|MUS 235||3||Large Ensemble||1|
|HIS 101 or 102 (Gen Ed World Hist)||3||MUA 221||1|
|MUS 237||1||MUS 238||1|
|MUA 221||1||MUS 263||1|
|CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy-Oral)||3||Gen Ed Arts||2-3|
|Gen Ed Natural Lab Science-Life||4||Gen Ed Math||4|
|Large Ensemble||1||ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy-Written)||3|
|MUS 146||1||MUS 1491||1|
|MUS 335||3||MUS 338||1|
|MUS 147||1||EDS 206 (Gen Ed Minority Cultures)||3|
|Gen Ed Arts||2-3||MUS 202||2|
|EDS 203 (Gen Ed Self & Society)||3||PSY 212||3|
|Large Ensemble||1||MUA 221 (Music Elective)||1|
|MUS 337||1||MUS 148||1|
|MUA 221 (Music Elective)||1||Small Ensemble||1|
|MUS 201 (Gen Ed Global Studies)||3||Large Ensemble||1|
|Apply to EC-A Program2|
|MUA 321||1||MUA 321 (Music Elective)||1|
|Small Ensemble||1||Gen Ed Natural Lab Science - Physical||4|
|Large Ensemble||1||Large Ensemble||1|
|MUS 301||2||MUS 349||1|
|EDS 309||2||POL 101 or 102 (Gen Ed Self & Society)||3|
|MUS 211||2||MUS 318||2|
|PSY 370||3||MUS 302||2|
|MUS 373||3||Gen Ed Hum-Lit||3|
|MUA 321||1||MUS 328||1|
|Gen Ed Lang/Logical Systems||3-4||MUA 321||1|
|MUS 321||2||EDS 450||2|
|EDS 351||4||MUA 471||1|
|Large Ensemble (MUS Elective)||1||Large Ensemble (Elective Degree Credit)||1|
|SPE 401||3||MUS 322||3|
|Gen Ed Health & Well-Being||3|
|Total Credits: 141|
Prerequisite: MUS 148 or consent of instructor. Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years
Students need 40 earned credits, passing basic skills test scores, and a 2.75 GPA. More information can be found on EC-A Admissions website.
See the Office of Field Experience for details about applying to student teaching.