2018-2019 Catalog

Publication date June 2018

Music Education Major: Instrumental 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

 Instrumental emphasis (36 credits)

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

Instrumental music core requirements
MUS 149Keyboard Competencies IV1
MUS 211Basic Conducting2
MUS 263Introduction to Music Technology1
MUS 316Advanced Instrumental Conducting2
MUS 320Orchestration2
MUS 374Instrumental Music in the Schools3
Applied music
Select six credits in one instrument, including at least two at the 300 level and one credit at the 400 level6
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
Symphonic Band I
Symphonic Band II
Symphonic Band III
Symphonic Band IV
Orchestra I
Orchestra II
Orchestra III
Orchestra IV
Wind Symphony I
Wind Symphony II
Wind Symphony III
Wind Symphony IV
Small ensembles
Select two credits of the following:2
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
Music electives
Select two credits of any MUA or MUS course 12
Technique courses 28
String Techniques I
String Techniques II
High Brass Techniques
Low Brass Techniques
Percussion Techniques I
Percussion Techniques II
Woodwind Techniques I
Woodwind Techniques II
Woodwind Techniques III
Marching Band/Orchestra techniques
MUS 312Marching Band and Jazz Ensemble Techniques1
or MUS 313 Orchestra Techniques
Total Credits36

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 on 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
Large Ensemble1MUA Applied 200 Level1
MUS 2663Large Ensemble1
MUS 2681ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy-Written)3
HIS 101 or 102 (Gen Ed World Hist)3MUS 2631
Gen Ed Math4MUS 3663
CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy-Oral)3MUS 3681
MUA Applied 200 Level 1Gen Ed Natural Lab Science-Life4
 Gen Ed Arts2-3
 16 16-17
Year 2
MUS 1471Large Ensemble1
EDS 203 (Gen Ed Self & Society)3EDS 206 (Gen Ed Minority Cultures)3
Large Ensemble1MUS 1481
MUS 1461PSY 2123
MUA Applied 200 Level (MUS Elective)1MUS 2643
Small Ensemble1MUA Applied 200 Level (Elective Degree Credit)1
MUS 3673MUS 21421
MUS 3691MUS 21521
MUS 205 (Gen Ed Global Studies)3MUS 14931
TSL 200 (Gen Ed Minority Cultures)11Apply to EC-A Program4 
 16 15
Year 3
Small Ensemble1Large Ensemble1
MUS 312 or 3131Gen Ed Lang/Logical Systems3-4
PSY 3703MUS 3653
MUS 3743MUS 22021
MUA Applied 300 Level (Elective Degree Credit)1MUS 22121
EDS 3092Gen Ed Hum-Lit3
MUS 3643MUA Applied 300 Level1
MUS 2112POL 101 or 102 (Gen Ed Self & Society)3
Large Ensemble1 
 17 16-17
Year 4
MUS 22821MUA Applied 300 Level1
MUA Applied 300 Level1MUS 22621
MUS 3162Gen Ed Natural Lab Science-Physical4
MUS 22921Gen Ed Health & Well-Being3
SPE 4013MUS 22521
MUS 22721MUS 3202
Gen Ed Arts2-3MUS 21421
EDS 3514MUA Applied 400 Level (Recital)1
Large Ensemble (Elective Degree Credit) EDS 4502
 MUS 21521
 Large Ensemble (Elective Degree Credit) 
 15-16 17
Additional year
EDS 4921 
EDS 494511 
Total Credits: 140-143
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