Bachelor of Music Education (Public School Teaching)

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.

Learning in the Major (25.25 credits)

Music Theory — 7.5 credits

  • MUSC10100 (Theory I)
  • MUSC 10200 (Theory II)
  • MUSC 20100 (Theory III)
  • MUSC 20200 (Theory IV)
  • MUSC 30100 (Theory V)
  • MUSC 30300 (Basic Conducting)
  • MUSC 30500 (Orchestration)
  • MUSC 30600 (Choral Conducting)

Music History/Literature — 3 credits

  • MUSC 21200: Music History I
  • MUSC 21300: Music History II
  • One additional course in Music History and Literature (21400 – 21900 or AFST 21200)

Group Music — 1.25 credit

Ten semesters (one-eighth course credit per semester per group) of participation in the following:

  • MUSC 15000-15700 (Small Ensemble)
  • MUSC 16000 (Wooster Singers)
  • MUSC 16100 (Wooster Chorus)
  • MUSC 16200 (Wooster Symphony Orchestra)
  • MUSC 16300 (Scot Band)
  • MUSC 16400 (Wooster Jazz Ensemble)
  • with at least two semesters of participation in Wooster Singers and at least four semesters of participation in the major instrument or voice in the most appropriate of the following major ensembles: Band, Orchestra, Chorus, or Wooster Singers.

Applied Music – 4 credits

MUSC 12000-14000, 22000-24000

Class Instruments and Voice — 2.500 credits

  • MUSC 17000 (Class Voice)
  • MUSC 17100 (Class Brass I)
  • MUSC 17200 Class (Brass II)
  • MUSC 17300 (Class Strings I)
  • MUSC 17400 (Class Strings II)
  • MUSC 17500 Class (Woodwinds I)
  • MUSC 17600 (Class Woodwinds II)
  • MUSC 17700 (Class Percussion)
  • MUSC 37200 (Functional Piano)

Music Technology — .500 credit

MUSC 28000 (Introduction to Music Technology)

Music Education — 3.500 credits

  • MUSC 29000 (Foundations of Music Education)
  • MUSC 34200 (Methods and Materials for Teaching Pre-K and Elementary General Music
  • MUSC 34300 (Methods and Materials for Teaching Secondary Choral and General Music)
  • MUSC 34400 (Methods and Materials for Teaching Instrumental Music)
  • MUSC 37000 (Vocal Pedagogy)
  • MUSC 39500 (Special Topics in Music Education)

Student Teaching – 3 credits

MUSC 49600, 49700, and 49800 (Multiage Student Teaching and Seminar)

*Special Note: Music Theory 10100 and 10200 require concurrent enrollment in a quarter-credit Class Piano course (MUSC 18100/18200) unless the student places out of this requirement.