Completion of the Music Education: Instrumental and General Music Emphasis Program and associated benchmark assessments will lead to endorsement for the following Wisconsin teaching license:
- Music, grades K-12 (2500).
Students in all teacher education programs must satisfy the School of Education (SOE) core requirements.
Students in all teacher education programs must be admitted to the School of Education in order to complete their program requirements and be eligible for endorsement for the appropriate teaching license(s). Students majoring in music education: instrumental and general music (grades K-12) must meet specific program admission criteria.
Retention and advancement
Additional student teaching requirement
Students must complete MUS 149 with a grade of "B" or higher and successfully complete the recital requirement (400-level, applied music) prior to student teaching.
The Music Education: Instrumental and General Music Emphasis Program is aligned with InTASC Teacher Standards and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Standards.
Required general education courses (9 credits)
Besides the courses specified below, music education: instrumental and general music emphasis majors must satisfy additional general education requirements. The General Education Program requires a total of 42 credits.
|EDS 203||School, Society, and Teachers 1, 4||3|
|EDS 206||Multicultural Education 2, 4||3|
|MUS 205||Global Cultures in Music 3||3|
Counts toward General Education Program requirement: Self and Society (GE Category 6).
Counts toward General Education Program requirement: Minority Cultures or Multiracial Women's Studies (GE Category 3).
Counts toward General Education Program requirement: International and Multicultural Studies, Global and Multicultural Studies (GE Category 4-2). Also counts toward music core requirement.
Allied education requirements (21 credits)
|EDS 309||Teaching Global Perspectives Across the Curriculum||3|
|SPE 200||Foundations of Special Education 4||3|
|PSY 212||Lifespan Development 4||3|
|Student teaching semester 5|
|EDS 492||Student Teaching Seminar 4||1|
|One of the following: 4||11|
|Student Teaching: Kindergarten through Grade 12 (K-12)|
Music core requirements (24 credits)
|MUS 205||Global Cultures in 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|
Counts toward General Education Program requirement: International and Multicultural Studies, Global and Multicultural Studies (GE Category 4-2).
Music education core requirements (13 credits)
|MUS 149||Keyboard Competencies IV 5||1|
|MUS 203||Foundations of Music Education||3|
|MUS 211||Basic Conducting||2|
|MUS 320||Orchestration and Arranging||2|
|MUS 328||Diction in Music||1|
|MUS 370||K-12 General Music Methods 4||4|
Additional music instruments (9 credits)
|MUS 214||String Techniques||2|
|MUS 220||Brass Techniques||2|
|MUS 225||Percussion Techniques||2|
|MUS 227||Woodwind Techniques||3|
|Mock ensemble participation: two meetings per semester in convocation while enrolled in techniques courses 6|
Advanced instrumental and general music education (9 credits)
|MUS 143||Class Voice I||1|
|Select one of the following:||1|
|Class Voice II|
|Class Ukulele and Guitar|
|MUS 378||Advanced Instrumental Conducting & Field Experience I 4, 6||3|
|MUS 384||Instrumental Music in the Schools and Field Experience II 4, 6||4|
Applied instrument and ensemble (14 credits)
|Large ensemble - instrumental 7|
|Select six credits from 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|
|Wind Ensemble I|
or MUS 240
|Wind Ensemble II|
or MUS 340
|Wind Ensemble III|
or MUS 440
|Wind Ensemble IV|
or MUS 256
or MUS 356
or MUS 456
|Select two credits from 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|
|Select five credits, including at least two credits at the 300-level, from the following:||5|
MUA 200-level - Applied music in one instrument
MUA 300-level - Applied music in one instrument
Also satisfies an SOE core requirement.
Students must complete MUS 149 with a grade of "B" or higher and successfully complete the recital requirement (400-level, applied music), as well as all other course requirements and benchmarks prior to student teaching. For more information, please see the Student Teaching and Internship Policy.
Requires admission to the School of Education.
Additional teacher education requirements are listed on the School of Education catalog page.
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.
- Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1, 2
- At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 level courses. Transfer courses earned or transferred at the 300/400 level apply to this requirement.
- Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1, 2 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.
The grade point average recorded at the time the degree is awarded will not be affected by future enrollment.
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.
At least 40 credits of the 120 credits required must be earned at the 300/400-level.
Note: New students and transfer students with 15 or fewer credits earned are required to take FYS 100 First-Year Seminar (3 cr.) during one of their first two semesters at UWL.
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 in planning their academic career. Actual degree plans may differ.
|MUS 100 (Large Ensemble)||1||MUS 148||1|
|MUS 146||1||MUS 1491||1|
|MUS 147||1||MUS 266||3|
|MUS 205 (Gen Ed Global Studies)||3||MUS 268||1|
|MUA Applied 200 Level||1||MUA Applied 200 Level||1|
|CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy-Oral)||3||Large Ensemble||1|
|FYS 100 (Gen Ed First-Year Seminar)||3||EDS 203 (Gen Ed Self & Society)||3|
|Gen Ed Arts||2-3||ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy-Written)||3|
|Gen Ed Math||4|
|MUS 200 (Large Ensemble)||1||MUS 220||2|
|MUS 203||3||MUS 264||3|
|MUS 225||2||MUS 328||1|
|MUS 366||3||MUS 367||3|
|MUS 368||1||MUS 369||1|
|EDS 206 (Gen Ed Minority Cultures)||3||Large Ensemble||1|
|Gen Ed World History||3||MUA Applied 200 Level||1|
|MUA Applied 200 Level||1||PSY 212||3|
|Gen Ed Arts||2-3|
|Apply for admission to SOE2|
|MUS 143||1||MUS 173, 213, or 349||1|
|MUS 214||2||MUS 227||3|
|MUS 211||2||MUS 365||3|
|MUS 320||2||MUS 370||4|
|MUS 364||3||MUA Applied 300 Level||1|
|MUA Applied 300 Level||1||Large Ensemble||1|
|Large Ensemble||1||Apply for Field Experience I3|
|Gen Ed Natural Lab Science||4|
|MUS 378||3||MUA 471 or 472||1|
|MUA Applied 300 Level||1||MUS 384||4|
|Small Ensemble||1||MUA Applied 300 Level||1|
|EDS 309||3||Small Ensemble||1|
|Gen Ed Health & Well-Being||3||SPE 200||3|
|Gen Ed Humanistic Studies||3||Gen Ed Lang/Logical Systems||3-4|
|Apply for Field Experience II3|
|Apply for Student Teaching4|
|All course requirements and other benchmarks must be completed prior to student teaching. Students must also complete MUS 149 with a grade of "B" or higher and successfully complete the recital requirement (400-level, applied music) prior to student teaching.5|
|Total Credits: 135|
Prerequisite: MUS 148 or consent of instructor. Offered Spring - Even Numbered Years
Students applying for field and student teaching placements will be asked to disclose any criminal charges.
Students must apply for student teaching through the Office of Field Experience one year prior to the student teaching semester.
For more information, please see the Student Teaching and Internship Policy.