B.M. in Music Education

College of Arts and Humanities

The B.M. in Music Education is a balanced program of general, specialized, and professional courses leading to qualification for a Pennsylvania Instructional I Certificate to teach general, instrumental, and choral music in the elementary and secondary schools of Pennsylvania. The Handbook for Students in Music - Undergraduate Division should be consulted for the current general and music requirements. See the Educator Preparation Programs section of this catalog for an explanation of related requirements.

General Education Requirements
English Composition Requirements6
Mathematics Requirement3
Public Speaking Requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements9
Theory Requirements
MTC 112Theory of Music I3
MTC 113Theory of Music II3
MTC 114Aural Activities I2
MTC 115Aural Activities II2
MTC 212Theory of Music III3
MTC 213Theory of Music IV3
MTC 214Aural Activities III2
MTC 215Aural Activities IV2
Music History Requirements
MHL 210Music History I3
MHL 211Music History II3
MHL 212Music History III3
Music Education Requirements
Professional qualifying test
MUE 201Music Education Seminar0.5
MUE 220Teaching Special Learners in the Music Classroom2
MUE 331Music Methods and Materials I3
MUE 332Music Methods and Materials II3
MUE 333Instrumental Methods and Materials2
MUE 335Choral Methods and Materials2
MUE 431Student Teaching I6
MUE 432Student Teaching II6
Other Music Requirements
Recital Attendance
Major performing instrument, applied music courses, conducting, music organizations, or repertoire classes35-38
Education Courses
EDP 250Educational Psychology3
LAN/ENG 382Teaching English Language Learners PK-123
EDA 103Foundations of Special Education3
EDR 345Literacy Development and Students in Inclusive Classrooms3
or EDR 347 Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms
Total Minimum Credits Required126

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; courses offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

B.M. Music Education and Performance: Instrument

Prior to semester 1: Complete clearances

Year One
Semester OneCredits
MTC 1121,2Theory of Music I3
MTC 1141,2Aural Activities I2
Major Lessons - ___ 1111.5
Major Ensemble - AEB/AEO/AES ___0.5-1
CHO 211 or 212Men's Chorus0.5
PIA 191Piano Class (Minor)0.5
VOI 191Voice Class (Minor)0.5
Instrument Class0.5
Instrument Class0.5
WRT 120 (General Education Course)1Effective Writing I3
General Education Course (Math)13
Recital Attendance 
 Credits15.5-16
Semester Two
MTC 1131,2Theory of Music II3
MTC 1151,2Aural Activities II2
Major Lessons - ___ 1413
Major Ensemble - AEB/AEO/AES ___0.5
CHO 211 or 212Men's Chorus0.5
PIA 192Piano Class (Minor)0.5
VOI 192Voice Class (Minor)0.5
Instrument Class0.5
Instrument Class0.5
General Education Course (LIT, CLS, or WRT)1,33
General Education Course (2nd Math)1,33
PAPA Exam 
Recital Attendance 
 Credits17
Year Two
Semester Three
MTC 2121Theory of Music III3
MTC 2141Aural Activities III2
Major Lessons - ___ 1423
Major Ensemble - AEB/AEO/AES ___0.5-1
PIA 291Piano class1
VOI 291Voice Class1
MUE 2011,3Music Education Seminar0.5
EDA 1031,3Foundations of Special Education3
General Education Course (LIT or WRT)1,33
Recital Attendance 
 Credits17-17.5
Semester Four
Complete Clearances 
MTC 213Theory of Music IV3
MTC 215Aural Activities IV2
MHL 2102Music History I3
Major Lessons - ___ 2413
Major Ensemble - AEB/AEO/AES ___0.5
CHO 211 or 212Men's Chorus0.5
PIA 292Piano Class1
Instrument Class0.5
MUE 2201,3Teaching Special Learners in the Music Classroom2
Recital Attendance 
 Credits15.5
Year Three
Semester Five
MHL 2112Music History II3
Major Lessons - ___ 2423
Minor Lesson - ___ 1011
Small Ensemble - AES0.5
Major Ensemble - AEB/AEO/AES ___0.5-1
Instrument Class0.5
EDP 2501,3Educational Psychology3
AEB 101Elementary Band0.5
AIC 3111Instrumental Conducting I2
MTC 341 (fall only)3Orchestration3
Professional Qualifying Test 
Recital Attendance 
 Credits17-17.5
Semester Six
Complete Clearances 
MTC 344316th Century Counterpoint3
MHL 212Music History III3
Major Lessons - ___ 3413
Minor Lessons - ___ 1021
Major Ensemble - AEB/AEO/AES ___0.5-1
Small Ensemble - AES0.5
ENG 3823Teaching English Language Learners PK-123
AEO 101Elementary Orchestra0.5
General Education Course33
2.8 Cumulative GPA 
Formal Admission to Teacher Education (FATE) 
School of Music Education Application 
Recital Attendance 
 Credits17.5-18
Year Four
Semester Seven
Major Lesson - ___ 3423
Minor Lesson - 2011
Major Ensemble - AEB/AEO/AES ___0.5
Small Ensemble - AES0.5
Instrument Class0.5
Instrument Class0.5
MUE 331Music Methods and Materials I3
MUE 333Instrumental Methods and Materials2
AIC 312Instrumental Conducting II2
General Education Course33
Praxis II - Fundamental Subjects 
 Credits16
Semester Eight
Complete Clearances 
Major Lessons - ___ 4411.5
Minor Lessons - 2021
Major Ensemble - AEB/AEO/AES ___0.5
Small Ensemble - AES0.5
Music Literature I - ALC31
Instrument Class0.5
MUE 332Music Methods and Materials II3
EDR 345 or 3473Literacy Development and Students in Inclusive Classrooms3
AJZ 365Jazz Ensemble Techniques0.5
General Education Courses36
Praxis II - Music Content 
 Credits17.5
Year Five
Semester Nine
Student Teaching I6
Student Teaching II6
Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Ten
Complete Clearances 
Major Lessons - 4423
Music Literature II - ALC1
General Education Course (Public Speaking)33
General Education Course33
General Education Course36
 Credits16
1

Course prerequisite for MUE 331.

2

Grade of C- or higher required.

3

Course availability varies; may be interchanged with another course.

B.M.  Music  Education &  Performance: Keyboard

Prior to semester 1: Complete clearances

Year One
Semester OneCredits
MTC 1121,2Theory of Music I3
MTC 1141,2Aural Activities I2
PIA 111Piano Private Lesson1.5
VOI 191Voice Class (Minor)0.5
Major Choir - CHO ___0.5
Instrument Class0.5
MUE 2011,3Music Education Seminar0.5
WRT 120 (General Education Course)1Effective Writing I3
General Education Course (Math)1,33
General Education Course33
Recital Attendance 
 Credits17.5
Semester Two
MTC 1131,2Theory of Music II3
MTC 1151,2Aural Activities II2
PIA 141Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.)3
VOI 192Voice Class (Minor)0.5
Major Choir - CHO ___0.5
Master Class - MAK ___1
MUE 220Teaching Special Learners in the Music Classroom2
General Education Course (LIT, CLS, or WRT)1,33
General Education Course (2nd Math)1,33
PAPA Exam 
Recital Attendance 
 Credits18
Year Two
Semester Three
MTC 2121Theory of Music III3
MTC 2141Aural Activities III2
MHL 2102Music History I3
PIA 142Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Major Choir - CHO ___0.5
Instrumental Class0.5
EDA 103 or EDP 2501,3Foundations of Special Education3
General Education Course (LIT or WRT)1,33
Recital Attendance 
 Credits18
Semester Four
Complete Clearances 
MTC 213Theory of Music IV3
MTC 215Aural Activities IV2
MHL 2112Music History II3
PIA 241Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.)3
VOI 101Voice Minor Private Lesson1
Major Choir - CHO ___0.5
Master Class - MAK ___1
Instrument Class0.5
Instrument Class0.5
EDA 103 or EDP 2501,3Foundations of Special Education3
Professional Qualifying Test 
Recital Attendance 
 Credits17.5
Year Three
Semester Five
Counterpoint - MTC ___33
MHL 212Music History III3
PIA 241Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Minor Lessons - ___ 1011
VOI 102Voice Minor Private Lesson1
Major Choir0.5
PIA 233Classroom Piano Skills1
Instrument Class0.5
Instrument Class0.5
VOC 311Choral Conducting I2
Recital Attendance 
 Credits15.5
Semester Six
Complete Clearances 
PIA 341Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Minor Lessons - ___ 1021
Studio Voice III - 20141
PIA 223Classroom Piano Skills-Inst/Vocal0.5
Piano Course - PIA ___3
Master Class - MAK ___1
Instrument Class0.5
Instrument Class0.5
ENG 382Teaching English Language Learners PK-123
AEB 101Elementary Band0.5
VOI 312Voice Private Lesson1.5
Recital Attendance 
2.8 Cumulative GPA 
Formal Admission to Teacher Education (FATE) 
School of Music Education Application 
 Credits15.5
Year Four
Semester Seven
PIA 342Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Minor Lessons - ___ 2011
PIA 235Keyboard Repertoire0.5
Piano Course - PIA ___3
MUE 3314Music Methods and Materials I3
MUE 3334Instrumental Methods and Materials2
AEO 101Elementary Orchestra0.5
Praxis II - Fundamental Subjects 
Elective3
 Credits16
Semester Eight
Complete Clearances 
PIA 441Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Minor Lessons - ___ 2021
PIA 235Keyboard Repertoire0.5
Piano Course - PIA ___3
Master Class - MAK ___1
MUE 3324Music Methods and Materials II3
MUE 3354Choral Methods and Materials2
General Education Course33
Praxis II - Music Content 
 Credits16.5
Year Five
Semester Nine
Student Teaching I46
Student Teaching II46
Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Ten
Complete Clearances 
PIA 112 (if PIA 111 1st semester)Piano Private Lesson1.5
Piano Course - PIA ___3
Master Class - MAK ___1
General Education Course33
General Education Course33
General Education Course33
General Education Course33
 Credits17.5
1

Course prerequisite for MUE 331.

2

Grade of C- or higher required.

3

Course availability varies; may be interchanged with another course.

4

Grade of C or higher required.

 B.M. Music Education and Performance: Voice

Year One
Semester OneCredits
MTC 1121,2Theory of Music I3
MTC 1141,2Aural Activities I2
VOI 111Voice Private Lesson1.5
Major Choir - CHO ___0.5
PIA 191Piano Class (Minor)0.5
VOC 135International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)0.5
Instrument Class0.5
MUE 201Music Education Seminar0.5
WRT 120 (General Education Course)1Effective Writing I3
General Education Course (Math)13
Recital Attendance 
 Credits15
Semester Two
MTC 1131,2Theory of Music II3
MTC 1151,2Aural Activities II2
VOI 141Advanced Voice Major Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Major Choir - CHO ___0.5
PIA 192Piano Class (Minor)0.5
Instrument Class0.5
Instrument Class0.5
General Education Course (LIT, CLS, or WRT)1,33
General Education Course (Math)1,33
PAPA Exam 
Recital Attendance 
 Credits16
Year Two
Semester Three
MTC 2121Theory of Music III3
VOI 142Advanced Voice Major Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Major Choir - CHO ___.5
PIA 291Piano class1
Vocal Diction - VOC ___1
Vocal Master Class - VOC ___1
EDA 1031,3Foundations of Special Education3
General Education Course (LIT or WRT)1,33
Recital Attendance 
 Credits15.5
Semester Four
Complete Clearances 
MTC 213Theory of Music IV3
MTC 215Aural Activities IV2
MHL 2102Music History I3
VOI 241Advanced Voice Major Private Lesson (B.M.)3
CHO 211 or 212Men's Chorus0.5
PIA 292Piano Class1
Vocal Diction - VOC ___1
Vocal Master Class - VOC ___1.5
Instrument Class0.5
MUE 2201,3Teaching Special Learners in the Music Classroom2
Professional Qualifying Test 
Recital Attendance 
 Credits17.5
Year Three
Semester Five
MHL 2112Music History II3
Counterpoint - MTC ___33
VOI 242Advanced Voice Major Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Major Choir - CHO ___0.5
Vocal Diction - VOC ___1
PIA 223Classroom Piano Skills-Inst/Vocal0.5
Vocal Master Class - VOC ___1.5
Instrument Class0.5
EDP 2501,3Educational Psychology3
VOC 3111Choral Conducting I2
Recital Attendance 
 Credits18
Semester Six
Complete Clearances 
MHL 212Music History III3
VOI 341Advanced Voice Major Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Major Choir - CHO ___0.5
Foreign Language3
Vocal Diction - VOC ___1
Vocal Master Class - VOC ___1.5
Instrument Class0.5
Instrument Class0.5
ENG 3823Teaching English Language Learners PK-123
VOC 312Choral Conducting II2
2.8 Cumulative GPA 
Formal Admission to Teachers Education (FATE) 
School of Music Education Application 
Recital Attendance 
 Credits18
Year Four
Semester Seven
VOI 342Advanced Voice Major Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Major Choir - CHO ___0.5
PIA 334Keyboard Accompanying1
PIA 201Piano Minor Private Lesson1
VOC 4913Vocal Pedagogy2
Instrument Class0.5
MUE 331Music Methods and Materials I3
MUE 333Instrumental Methods and Materials2
AEB 101Elementary Band0.5
General Education Course33
Praxis II - Fundamental Subjects 
 Credits16.5
Semester Eight
Complete Clearances 
VOI 441Advanced Voice Maj Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Major Choir - CHO ___0.5
VOC 424Musico-Dramatic Production1
Instrument Class0.5
MUE 332Music Methods and Materials II3
MUE 335Choral Methods and Materials2
EDR 345 or 3473Literacy Development and Students in Inclusive Classrooms3
AEO 101Elementary Orchestra0.5
General Education Course33
Praxis II - Music Content 
 Credits16.5
Year Five
Semester Nine
MUE 431Student Teaching I6
MUE 432Student Teaching II6
Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Ten
Complete Clearances 
VOI 442Advanced Voice Maj Private Lesson (B.M.)3
VOC 424Musico-Dramatic Production1
General Education Course33
General Education Course33
General Education Course33
General Education Course33
 Credits16
1

Course prerequisite for MUE 331.

2

Grade of C- or higher required.

3

Course availability varies; may be interchanged with another course.