2018-2019 Catalog

Publication date June 2018

Music Education Major: General Music Emphasis - Bachelor of Science (BS)

Admission requirements to EC-A teacher certification programs

(All colleges, including teacher certification program: early childhood-adolescence licensure, EC-A)

Audition required.

Core requirements (24 credits)

MUS 205World Music3
MUS 264History of Western Music I3
MUS 266Theory of Music I3
MUS 268Aural Skills I1
MUS 364History of Western Music II3
MUS 365History of Western Music III3
MUS 366Theory of Music II3
MUS 367Theory of Music III3
MUS 368Aural Skills II1
MUS 369Aural Skills III1
Successful completion of concert attendance
Total Credits24

General music emphasis (36 credits) 

(Teacher certification program: early childhood-adolescence licensure, EC-A)

General music core
MUS 149Keyboard Competencies IV1
MUS 211Basic Conducting2
MUS 213Class Guitar1
MUS 263Introduction to Music Technology1
MUS 321Choral Arranging2
MUS 322Choral Techniques3
MUS 328Diction in Music1
MUS 371Methods and Materials in Elementary School Music3
MUS 372General Music in the Middle/Senior High School3
Applied music
Select one of the following options:6-8
OPTION I: Applied music (for voice) option (6 credits of applied voice, at least 2 credits must be 300 level):
Applied Voice
Applied Voice
Select at least two credits at the 300 level
OPTION II: Applied music (for instruments, 6 credits in one instrument PLUS 2 credits in applied voice) option:
Select at least two credits at the 300 level
Private piano or vocal accompanying
MUA 314Applied Piano1
or MUS 349 Vocal Accompanying
Large ensembles
Select six credits from the the following:6
Screaming Eagles Marching Band I
Screaming Eagles Marching Band II
Screaming Eagles Marching Band III
Screaming Eagles Marching Band IV
Concert Choir I
Concert Choir II
Concert Choir III
Concert Choir IV
Orchestra I
Orchestra II
Orchestra III
Orchestra IV
MännerChor I
MännerChor II
MännerChor III
MännerChor IV
Women's Chorus I
Women's Chorus II
Women's Chorus III
Women's Chorus IV
Wind Symphony I
Wind Symphony II
Wind Symphony III
Wind Symphony IV
Choral Union I
Choral Union II
Choral Union III
Choral Union IV
Small ensembles
Select two credits of the following:2
Opera Workshop
Jazz Orchestra I
Jazz Orchestra II
Jazz Orchestra III
Jazz Orchestra IV
Jazz Ensemble I
Jazz Ensemble II
Jazz Ensemble III
Jazz Ensemble IV
Vocal Jazz I
Vocal Jazz II
Vocal Jazz III
Vocal Jazz IV
Chamber Choir I
Chamber Choir II
Chamber Choir III
Chamber Choir IV
Select one of the following options:2-4
Electives (for voice, four credits) option:
Select any MUA or MUS course 1
Electives (for instruments, two credits) option:
Select any MUA or MUS course 1
Total Credits36

Students must complete MUS 149 Keyboard Competencies IV (1 cr.) with a grade of "B" or higher prior to student teaching.

Additional teacher education requirements are listed in the School of Education.

All teacher education students must complete the general education, School of Education, 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:

  1. Fulfill the general education requirements.
  2. Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
  3. 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.)
  4. 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.
  5. Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
  6. A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
  7. 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.

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 college academic services director in their college/school 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.

Year 1
CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy - Oral)3MUS 2631
Gen Ed Arts2-3HIS 101 or 102 (Gen Ed World History)3
MUS 2663MUS 3663
MUS 2681MUS 3681
Gen Ed Math4MUA 221 or MUA 200 Level Instrument or Both1-2
MUA 221 or MUA 200 Level Instrument or Both1-2Gen Ed Health & Well Being3
Large Ensemble1ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy - Written)3
 Large Ensemble1
 16-17 16-17
Year 2
MUS 1471MUS 14911
EDS 203 (Gen Ed Self & Society)3MUA 221 (or MUA 200 Instrument)1
MUA 221 (or MUA 200 Instrument)1MUS 3281
MUS 1461MUS 1481
MUS 3673EDS 206 (Gen Ed Minority Cultures)3
MUS 3691Large Ensemble1
MUS 205 (Gen Ed Global Studies)3PSY 2123
MUS Elective (Voice only)2Apply to EC-A Program2 
Large Ensemble1MUS 2643
 16 14
Year 3
PSY 3703Gen Ed Natural Lab Science - Physical4
MUS 2491Large Ensemble1
MUA 321 (or MUA 300 Instrument)1Small Ensemble1
POL 101 or 102 (Gen Ed Self & Society)3MUA 321 (or MUA 300 Instrument)1
Large Ensemble1MUS 349 or MUA 3141
MUS 2112Gen Ed Hum-Lit3
Small Ensemble1EDS 3092
MUS 3643MUS 3653
Gen Ed Arts2-3TSL 200 (Gen Ed Minority Cultures)31
 18 17
Year 4
SPE 4013Gen Ed Elective (if needed)2-3
MUS 3713EDS 4502
EDS 3514MUS 3223
Gen Ed Lang/Logical Systems3-4MUS 2131
MUS 3212MUS 3723
 Gen Ed Natural Lab Science-Life4
 15-16 13
Additional year
EDS 4921 
EDS 494411 
Total Credits: 137-140
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