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This degree prepares students to teach in public schools through professional course work and through observation and participation in a variety of public school settings. A full semester of supervised teaching in both elementary and secondary schools is a feature of the senior year. This degree includes certification to teach music in grades K-12 in the State of Illinois

A minimum of 36 course units of credit are required for completion of the Bachelor of Music Education degree. Upon satisfactory completion of the requirements for the degree, the student must make application to the Illinois State Certification Board in order that a certificate may be issued granting the holder authorization to teach music, grades K-12, in the public schools of the state of Illinois. In addition, the student must meet the minimum standards of the Illinois State Board of Education Certification Testing Program in basic knowledge in the areas of reading, writing, grammar, and mathematics and tests of content knowledge in music. Candidates for the Bachelor of Music Education degree are required to complete a minimum of one hundred clock hours of clinical experience in approved sites selected by the Music Education Department. Consult the Professional Education Handbook for a complete listing of specific courses which will satisfy both State Certification and IllinoisWesleyan requirements.

36 Units Total

General Education (9 units)

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School of Music (16.5 units)

Course Course Units
Applied Concentration (private instruction in primary instrument)
181, 183, 281, 283, 381, 383

3

Theory
103, 104, 203, 204

4

Survey of Music History (.5 per semester)
201, 202

1

Keyboard Basics (or proficiency)
100A, 100B

NC

Functional Piano
205, 206 or, if piano concentration, 207, 208

1

Music History & Literature
choose from Renissance-353, Baroque-354, Classical-355, Romantic-356, Post-Romantic-357, Post WWII-358

2

Upper Division Theory
choose from 301, 302, 309

1

Conducting
227, and 328 (Instrumental) or 329 (Choral)

1

Ensembles (7 semesters) *
(Pianists must include 0.5 units of Accompanying,  MUS 031)
*In addition to a major ensemble, all wind and percussion instrumentalmusic education majors must participate in Titan Band (025X) for a minimum of two semesters.

1.75

Music 15X: Experiencing Live Performance of Concert Repertoire
6 semesters

NC

Music Electives

choose from: Diction, Improvisation Workshop, Vocal Pedagogy, etc..

1.75

 

Professional Education (10.5 units)

Course Course Units
Instrumental and Vocal Techniques Courses:
221, 222 A & B, 223, 224, 225

2.5

Foundation & Principles of Teaching Music 132

1

Special Education EDUC 257

1

Teaching of Reading EDUC 365  
Teaching Elementary School Music 332

1

Teaching Instrumental Music in the Secondary Schools 333A

1

Teaching Choral/General Music in the Secondary Schools 333B

1

Student Teaching and Seminar 497A

4

 

Additional Requirements

Upon satisfactory completion of the requirements for the degree, the student must make application to the Illinois State Certification Board in order that a certificate may be issued granting the holder authorization to teach music, grades K-12, in the public schools of the state of Illinois. In addition, the student must meet the minimum standards of the Illinois State Board of Education Certification Testing Program in basic skills knowledge in the areas of reading, writing, grammar, and mathematics and tests of content knowledge in music.

Students who contemplate teaching in another state should consult with the Educational Studies Department and the Music Education Supervisor concerning certification requirements and adjust the pattern of academic and professional studies accordingly.

Candidates for the Bachelor of Music Education Degree are required to complete a minimum of one-hundred clock hours of clinical experience by the end of the second semester of the junior year in approved sites selected by the Music Education Department.  Consult the Teacher Education Handbook for a complete listing of specific courses which will satisfy both State Certification and Illinois Wesleyan requirements.