Music Education Major: Instrumental Music Emphasis - Bachelor of Science (BS)
(All colleges, including teacher certification program: early childhood-adolescence licensure, EC-A)
Core requirements (24 credits)
|MUS 205||World Music||3|
|MUS 264||History of Western Music I||3|
|MUS 266||Theory of Music I||3|
|MUS 268||Aural Skills I||1|
|MUS 364||History of Western Music II||3|
|MUS 365||History of Western Music III||3|
|MUS 366||Theory of Music II||3|
|MUS 367||Theory of Music III||3|
|MUS 368||Aural Skills II||1|
|MUS 369||Aural Skills III||1|
|Successful completion of concert attendance|
Instrumental emphasis (36 credits)
(Teacher certification program: early childhood-adolescence licensure, EC-A)
|Instrumental music core requirements|
|MUS 149||Keyboard Competencies IV||1|
|MUS 211||Basic Conducting||2|
|MUS 263||Introduction to Music Technology||1|
|MUS 316||Advanced Instrumental Conducting||2|
|MUS 374||Instrumental Music in the Schools||3|
|Select six credits in one instrument, including at least two at the 300 level and one credit at the 400 level||6|
|Select six credits from the the following:||6|
|Screaming Eagles Marching Band I|
or MUS 200
|Screaming Eagles Marching Band II|
or MUS 300
|Screaming Eagles Marching Band III|
or MUS 400
|Screaming Eagles Marching Band IV|
|Symphonic Band I|
or MUS 244
|Symphonic Band II|
or MUS 344
|Symphonic Band III|
or MUS 444
|Symphonic Band IV|
or MUS 256
or MUS 356
or MUS 456
|Wind Symphony I|
or MUS 240
|Wind Symphony II|
or MUS 340
|Wind Symphony III|
or MUS 440
|Wind Symphony 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 two credits of any MUA or MUS course 1||2|
|Technique courses 2||8|
|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 312||Marching Band and Jazz Ensemble Techniques||1|
|or MUS 313||Orchestra Techniques|
excluding major instrument.
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:
- 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 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.
|Large Ensemble||1||MUA Applied 200 Level||1|
|MUS 266||3||Large Ensemble||1|
|MUS 268||1||ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy-Written)||3|
|HIS 101 or 102 (Gen Ed World Hist)||3||MUS 263||1|
|Gen Ed Math||4||MUS 366||3|
|CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy-Oral)||3||MUS 368||1|
|MUA Applied 200 Level||1||Gen Ed Natural Lab Science-Life||4|
|Gen Ed Arts||2-3|
|MUS 147||1||Large Ensemble||1|
|EDS 203 (Gen Ed Self & Society)||3||EDS 206 (Gen Ed Minority Cultures)||3|
|Large Ensemble||1||MUS 148||1|
|MUS 146||1||PSY 212||3|
|MUA Applied 200 Level (MUS Elective)||1||MUS 264||3|
|Small Ensemble||1||MUA Applied 200 Level (Elective Degree Credit)||1|
|MUS 367||3||MUS 2142||1|
|MUS 369||1||MUS 2152||1|
|MUS 205 (Gen Ed Global Studies)||3||MUS 1493||1|
|TSL 200 (Gen Ed Minority Cultures)1||1||Apply to EC-A Program4|
|Small Ensemble||1||Large Ensemble||1|
|MUS 312 or 313||1||Gen Ed Lang/Logical Systems||3-4|
|PSY 370||3||MUS 365||3|
|MUS 374||3||MUS 2202||1|
|MUA Applied 300 Level (Elective Degree Credit)||1||MUS 2212||1|
|EDS 309||2||Gen Ed Hum-Lit||3|
|MUS 364||3||MUA Applied 300 Level||1|
|MUS 211||2||POL 101 or 102 (Gen Ed Self & Society)||3|
|MUS 2282||1||MUA Applied 300 Level||1|
|MUA Applied 300 Level||1||MUS 2262||1|
|MUS 316||2||Gen Ed Natural Lab Science-Physical||4|
|MUS 2292||1||Gen Ed Health & Well-Being||3|
|SPE 401||3||MUS 2252||1|
|MUS 2272||1||MUS 320||2|
|Gen Ed Arts||2-3||MUS 2142||1|
|EDS 351||4||MUA Applied 400 Level (Recital)||1|
|Large Ensemble (Elective Degree Credit)||EDS 450||2|
|Large Ensemble (Elective Degree Credit)|
|Total Credits: 140-143|
This course is recommended (not required) for choral education, instrumental education, and general education music majors.
Excluding major instrument.
Prerequisite: MUS 148 or consent of instructor. Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years
Students need 40 earned credits and a 2.75 GPA. More information can be found on the EC-A admissions website.
See the Office of Field Experience for details about applying to student teaching.