Music Education Class

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 notated music and demonstrate appropriate technical proficiency in voice or on an instrument at the time of their entrance audition. Candidates must declare a performance focus of voice or a traditional band or orchestral instrument. The vocal track listed below is for students whose focus is voice. The instrumental track listed below is for all other music education majors. Currently, piano and guitar are not options as principal instruments in this degree plan. For more information on this program, contact Dr. Brett A. Richardson at:

Audition Requirements - Audition Dates - Degree Sequence

Prerequisites: Students who, at the time of their entrance audition, are deemed unprepared for freshman-level MUAP lessons or MUSI courses may be placed in one or more the following courses: MUAP 1144, MUSI 1311, MUSI 1381, MUSI 1100, MUSI 1300. These courses are prerequisites to the pursuit of a music degree at UIW and are not counted as part of the degree or as free electives.

Requirements for the B.M. in Music Education (146 credit hours)

A. Musicianship (40 credit hours)

MUSI 1110 Freshman Seminar (2) 2 semesters
MUSI 1191 Aural Skills I (1)
MUSI 1192 Aural Skills II (1)
MUSI 2193 Advanced Aural Skills III (1)
MUSI 2194 Advanced Aural Skills IV (1)
MUSI 1321 Music Theory I (3)
MUSI 1322 Music Theory II (3)
MUSI 2323 Music Theory III (3)
MUSI 3324 Music Theory IV (3)
MUSI 1111 Keyboard Skills I (1)
MUSI 1121 Keyboard Skills II (1)
MUSI 2110 Keyboard Skills III (1)
MUSI 2120 Keyboard Skills IV (1) includes Keyboard Proficiency Exam
MUSI 3341 Music History I (3)
MUSI 3342 Music History II (3)
MUSI 3348 Studies in World Music OR MUSI 3351 Music in Asian Theater (3)
MUSI 3323 Orchestration (3)
MUSI 4344 Conducting (3)
MUSI 4323 Form and Analysis (3)

B. Applied Music, Recital, and Ensemble (22 credit hours)

14 credit hours of lessons in voice or principal instrument:
Vocal Track: MUAP 1176, 1177, 2276, 2277, 3276, 3277; 4276; 4277
Instrumental Track: MUAP 1154,1155, 2254, 2255, 3254, 3255, 4254, 4255
MUAP 4088 Recital (check the Music Department Student Handbook for specific guidelines)

8 credit hours of major ensembles:

  • Chorale (MUEN 1131), Orchestra (MUEN 1185), or Band (MUEN 1140 and MUEN 1185)
  • Voice PRINCIPALS should be in Chorale (MUEN 1131) both Fall and Spring
  • String PRINCIPALS should be in Orchestra (MUEN 1185) both Fall and Spring
  • Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion PRINCIPALS should be in Marching Band (MUEN 1140, Fall) and Wind Ensemble (MUEN 1185, Spring)

C. Music Education (14 credit hours)

MUSI 3101 Woodwind Instrumental Techniques (1)
MUSI 3103 Brass Instrumental Techniques (1)
MUSI 3105 Strings Instrumental Techniques (1)
MUSI 3107 Percussion Instrumental Techniques (1)
MUSI 3261 Vocal Pedagogy (2)
MUSI 3161 Diction (1)
MUSI 3344 Creative Development in Music I (3)
MUSI 4343 Creative Development in Music II (3)
MUSI 4110 Instrumental Tech/Pedagogy (instrumental track) OR MUSI 4120 Choral Methods (vocal track) (1)

D. Requirements for the Minor in All-Level in Education

Pre-Professional Requirements (6 credit hours):
EDUC 2305 Foundations of Education (3)
EDUC 3345 Critical Concepts in Secondary Education (3) Application to the Teacher Certification Program (TCP) *(see below)

Professional Development Sequence (24 credit hours):
EDUC 3340 Technology in Education (3)
EDUC 3373 Learning Theories (3)
EDUC 3380 Pedagogy in the Secondary and Middle School (3)
EDUC 3383 Integrative Pedagogy in the Secondary and Middle School (3)
EDUC 3385 Culturally Responsive Teaching (3)
EDUC 4305 Teaching Apprenticeship Seminar
EDUC 4605 Teaching Apprenticeship (6)

E. Core Curriculum: 40 required credit hours of General Studies

See university Core as specified in the applicable catalog. 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.

*To apply for the Teacher Certification Program (TCP):

  1. EDUC 2305 Foundations of Education must be in progress or completed with a grade of C or higher.
  2. Completion of the THEA test with a grade of at least 230 on all sections. This test is administered once a month at the UIW Testing Center (210) 829-3876.
  3. Applications to the TCP are accepted once a semester during a two-week application period (Sept., Feb., and May). The application form may be picked up at (Gorman Building) GB 124. Call 210 829-3878 for specific application dates. Please note that a GPA of 2.75 is required for acceptance into the program. For more information about the Minor in All-Level Education contact Dr. Elda Martinez, Director of Teacher Education at (210) 832-3297 or