Bachelor of Music Education (Public School Teaching)

36.75 to 39.00 courses are required for graduation, subject to current restrictions on residency, fractional credit, transfer credit, and course load. Except where noted, individual courses may be counted toward multiple requirements. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music Education program in Public School Teaching will complete 14.50 to 16.75 courses outside music.

First-Year Seminar in Critical Inquiry (1 course)

Students will complete the First-Year Seminar in Critical Inquiry in their first semester.

Writing Requirement (1-2 courses)

  • Students will demonstrate basic writing proficiency in their first year through placement examination or completion of the College Writing Tutorial.
  • Students will complete a course designated as Writing Intensive (W) in any semester between the completion of the First-Year Seminar and second semester of the junior year.

Studies in Cultural Difference (1 course)

Students will complete a course (C) in History or the Social Sciences that examines either a culture outside the United States or the culture of an American minority group (e.g., African American, Asian American, Hispanic or Latino American, Native American). Courses may be taught in English or in a foreign language.

Religious Perspectives (1 course)

Students will complete a course (R) from any department or program that examines the religious dimension of humankind in relation to issues of cultural, social, historical, or ethical significance.

Note: A student may not use the same course in fulfillment of both the Studies in Cultural Difference requirement and the Religious Perspectives requirement.

Quantitative Reasoning (1 course)

Students will demonstrate basic quantitative proficiency through completion of a course (Q) in the Mathematical or Natural Sciences that involves a substantial element of quantitative reasoning.

Arts and Humanities (1 course)

Students will complete one non-music course in the Arts or Humanities (*). [A student may not use this course in fulfillment of the Studies in Cultural Difference requirement or the Religious Perspectives requirement.]

Mathematical and Natural Sciences (1 to 1.25 courses)

Students will complete one to one and one-quarter courses in the Mathematical or Natural Sciences (+). [A student may not use this course in fulfillment of the Quantitative Reasoning requirement.]

History and Social Sciences (1 course)

Students will complete one course in History or the Social Sciences (#). [A student may not use this course in fulfillment of the Studies in Cultural Difference requirement or Religious Perspectives requirement.]

Psychology 110 (1 course)

[This course may not count toward the History and Social Sciences requirement.]

Education (2.5 courses)

Students will complete Education 100, 120, and 300.

Non-Music Elective (1 course)

Independent Study (3 courses)

All degree requirements except Music 391 (Special Topics in Music Education) and the final semester of recital attendance must be completed prior to the semester in which the student registers for student teaching. Concurrent registration for Music 391 and student teaching is expected; however, when student teaching is completed in the fall semester, Music 391 must be completed prior to that semester. The recital attendance requirement continues through the student teaching semester.

Learning in the Major (22.250 courses)

A. Music Theory — 7.5 courses

  • 101 (Theory I)
  • 102 (Theory II)
  • 201 (Theory III)
  • 202 (Theory IV)
  • 301 (Theory V)
  • 303 (Conducting)
  • 305 (Orchestration)
  • 306 (Choral Conducting)

B. Music History/Literature — 3 courses

210 (Basic Repertoire), 212 (History II), 213 (History III)

C. Performance — 7.75 courses

  1. Group Music — 1.25 courses
    Ten semesters (one-eighth course credit per semester per group) of participation in the following: ensemble, band, choir, orchestra, accompanying, including at least two semesters of participation in Wooster Singers.
  2. Class Instruments and Voice — 2.500 courses
    170 (Class Voice), 171 (Brass I), 172 (Brass II), 173 (Strings I), 174 (Strings II), 175 (Woodwinds I), 176 (Woodwinds II), 177 (Percussion), 372 (Functional Piano)
  3. The remainder is to be taken in performance areas depending upon the pre-college preparation of the student. Keyboard skills must be sufficient to satisfy the Piano Proficiency requirements. Each student is required to give a half recital of 25-30 minutes of music in either the junior or senior year (prior to the semester in which student teaching is scheduled). The recital is to be performed after a successful jury examination covering preparation and competence.

D. Music Technology — .500 course

280 (Introduction to Music Technology)

E. Music Education — 3.500 courses

290 (Introduction to Music Education), 370 (Vocal Pedagogy), 390 (Methods in Music Education), and 391 (Special Topics in Music Education)