Feb 01, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education Major: Choral/General Emphasis

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Coursework required for certification to teach music at any grade level (K-12) (44 hours)

No minor required.

Introductory Course (2 hours)

Required Course (1 hour)

Teaching and Learning in Music (3 hours)

General Music Methods (3 hours)

Choral Techniques (2 hours)

Choral Methods (3 hours)

Conducting (2 hours)

Instrument (1 hour)

Senior Seminar in Music Education (1 hour)

Second Instrument (4 hours)


Keyboard Musicianship 2200, 2210, 3200, 3210 and/or pass the exam administered by the Keyboard and Professional Education areas. Students who do not qualify for entry at the 2200 level must complete Keyboard Fundamentals (1200 and/or 1210) as a deficiency. No class is to be counted twice. Those students who test out of a course or courses in the Keyboard Musicianship sequence will select courses from the instrument or methods elective areas to complete course requirements.


Pass exam for Keyboard Musicianship 3210, given by the Keyboard and Professional Education areas. The student should take MUS 1170: Vocal Techniques for Music Educators as part of four semesters of voice study. Four semesters of study are required, with one semester at 2000 level voice.

College of Education and Human Development Courses (21 hours)


Before the student will be recommended for intern teaching, he/she must have a minimum WMU grade-point average of 3.0. Additionally, the student must have earned no grade lower than a “CB” in any courses specific to the music education major (this does not apply to the other Bachelor of Music requirements). The application for intern teaching assignment must be made in the Office of Professional Field Experiences one full year before the assignment is to begin.

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