Nov 28, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education Major: Instrumental Emphasis

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

No minor is required.

Introductory Course (2 hours)

Teaching and Learning in Music (3 hours)

Instrumental Methods I (3 hours)

Methods Elective I (3 hours)

Select from the following:

Conducting (2 hours)

Class Instruments Cognates (6 hours)

Complete these courses (concurrent with or after taking MUS 3440 - Instrumental Methods I):

Vocal Techniques for Music Education (1 hour)

Senior Seminar in Music Education (1 hour)

Keyboard Musicianship (2 hours)

Those who pass the exam administered by the Keyboard area will complete this requirement by selecting courses from the class instrument or methods elective areas. Students who do not qualify for entry at the 2200 level must complete Keyboard Fundamentals (1200) and/or 1210 as a deficiency.

College of Education and Human Development Courses (21 hours)


Wind/Percussion students must complete two semesters of Marching Band (1090). All other instrumental emphasis majors are also strongly urged to elect MUS 1090 (see “Exceptions To Core Requirements” in the Bachelor of Music Program).

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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