Department of Music

Bachelor of Music in Music Education

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a Minor in All Level Education is designed specifically to certify music educators who will teach in a public or private school system. In order to graduate, degree candidates will perform a public recital and will successfully complete a Student Teaching Internship. Prospective students must be able to read music notation and exhibit appropriate technical proficiency in their instrument/voice at the time of their entence audition. All music education majors must declare a principal instrument from voice, band instruments, or orchestral instruments. Currently, piano and guitar are not options for principal instrument in this degree plan. For more information on this program, contact Professor William Gokelman at: or Dr. Ken Metz at:

A. 29-33 credit hours of Musicianship:

MUSI 1100 Introduction to Aural Skills (subject to Aural Skills Diagnostic Test results)
MUSI 1300 Introduction to Music Theory (subject to Theory Diagnostic Test results)
MUSI 1191 Aural Skills I
MUSI 1192 Aural Skills II
MUSI 2193 Advanced Aural Skills III
MUSI 2194 Advanced Aural Skills IV
MUSI 1321 Music Theory I
MUSI 1322 Music Theory II
MUSI 2323 Music Theory III
MUSI 3324 Music Theory IV
MUSI 1111 Keyboard Skills I
MUSI 1121 Keyboard Skills II
MUSI 2110 Keyboard Skills III
MUSI 2120 Keyboard Skills IV (includes Keyboard Proficiency Exam)
MUSI 3341 Music History I
MUSI 3342 Music History II
MUSI 3348 Studies in World Music OR MUSI 3351 Music in Asian Theater

B. 28 credit hours of Applied Music and other required upper level music courses:

12 credit hours of the principal instrument in either Voice or one focused instrument
Vocal track: MUAP 1176, 1177, 2276, 2277, 3276, 3277, 4276
Instrumental track: MUAP 1154, 1155, 2254, 2255, 3254, 3255, 4254
MUAP 4088 Recital (check the Music Department Student Handbook for specific guidelines)
MUSI 4344 Conducting
MUSI 3323 Orchestration
MUSI 4323 Form and Analysis
7 credit hours of major ensemble: Chorale, Orchestra, Band, Wind Ensemble, or Jazz Ensemble

C. 13 credit hours in Music Education:

MUSI 3344 Creative Development in Music I
MUSI 3101 WW Woodwind Instrumental Techniques
MUSI 3103 BR Brass Instrumental Techniques
MUSI 3105 ST Strings Instrumental Techniques
MUSI 3107 PR Percussion Instrumental Techniques
MUSI 3361 Vocal Techniques and Diction
MUSI 4343 Creative Development in Music II

D. All Level Minor in Education (consult with the UIW Certification Officer (Constance Sabo, 210 829-3134) for more details or changes concerning the minor in All Level Education

6 credit hours Pre-Professional Requirements:

EDUC 2305 Foundations of Education
EDUC 3345 Critical Concepts in Secondary Education
Admission into Teacher Education Program

24 credit hours Professional Development Sequence:

EDUC 3340 Technology in Education
EDUC 3373 Learning Theories
EDUC 3380 Pedagogy in the Secondary and Middle School
EDUC 3383 Integrative Pedagogy in the Secondary and Middle School
EDUC 3385 Culturally Responsive Teaching
EDUC 4305 Teacher Apprenticeship Seminar
EDUC 4605 Teacher Apprenticeship

E. CORE COURSES: 43 required credit hours of General Studies (see university CORE as specified in the applicable catalogue) or visit:

MUAP NOTE: Students who, at the time of their entrance audition, are deemed unprepared for freshman-level MUAP lessons, will be placed in appropriate preparation courses (MUAP 1144 or MUSI 1311), which will not count toward their degree plan as either Music courses or Free Electives.

Audition Requirements - Audition Requirements and Dates

A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for graduation, with no less than 36 upper division
(3000-4000 level) courses. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all requirements
for the degree are fulfilled as stated in the undergraduate catalog.

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