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Bachelor of Music Education - Choral Track

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Degree Requirements

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Music with All-Level Certification, B.M., Choral Track

General Education Curriculum (36)

For the full General Education Curriculum Policy and Requirements, refer to the GEC listed in this catalog.

MAT 1302 is acceptable for the GEC math requirement.

Some courses listed in program “Major Requirements” or “Required Related Courses” (noted with an asterisk [*]) may be used to meet requirements in the GEC. Although these courses fulfill requirements in each area, credit hours for these courses, if taken for the GEC, may only be counted in the GEC.

Complete Graduation Requirements are listed in this catalog.

Language Literacy (12)

English (9)

ENG 1301 Composition I 3 Credits
ENG 1302 Composition II 3 Credits
one of the following courses:
ENG 2324 Introduction to Creative Writing 3 Credits
ENG 2326 Exploring American Lit 3 Credits
ENG 2327 Exploring World Lit 3 Credits
ENG 2328 Exploring British Lit 3 Credits

Speech (3)

SPC 1301 Fund of Speech 3 Credits

Analytic Literacy (7)


Mathematics (3)

MAT 1302, MAT 1304 (if allowable by major), or any math course with MAT 1302 or MAT 1304 or higher as a prerequisite.

Note: MAT 1304 is acceptable for all programs in the School of Arts and Sciences except for the programs in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics. MAT 1304 is acceptable for all programs in the School of Education. MAT 1304 is not acceptable for any program in the School of Business and Professional Programs.

Science (4)

Choose 1 of the following courses with accompanying lab:

BIO 1403 Fundamentals of Science 4 Credits
BIO 1406 Contemporary Biology 4 Credits
BIO 1407 Animal Life 4 Credits
BIO 1408 Plants & Human Affairs 4 Credits
BIO 1409 Cracking the Code: A User's Guide to Human Genetics 4 Credits
BIO 1410 Introduction to Biology I 4 Credits
BIO 1413 Local Spring Flora 4 Credits
BIO 1414 Cats, Chromosomes & Codons 4 Credits
BIO 1415 Exploring Human Biology 4 Credits
BIO 1420 Introduction to Biology II 4 Credits
BIO 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 Credits
BIO 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 Credits
CHE 1403 Nature of Physical Science 4 Credits
CHE 1404 Physical Science & Environment 4 Credits
CHE 1405 Forensic Science I 4 Credits
CHE 1415 General Chemistry I 4 Credits
CHE 1416 General Chemistry II 4 Credits
CHE 1418 Chemistry in Context 4 Credits
NSC 1402 Introductory Astronomy 4 Credits
PHY 1401 University Physics I 4 Credits
PHY 1402 University Physics II 4 Credits
PHY 1410 Fundamentals of Physics I 4 Credits

Cultural Literacy (9)

HIS 2324 Fundamentals of Modern American History 3 Credits

Choose (3) hours from one of the following:


Choose (3) hours from any of the following:

REL 1311 Introduction to Jewish Scriptures 3 Credits
REL 1312 Introduction to Christian Scriptures 3 Credits
REL 1313 Introduction to Ethics 3 Credits
REL 1321 Introduction to Comparative Religions 3 Credits
REL 1323 Introduction to Interfaith Leadership 3 Credits

Social Literacy (8)

EXS 1220 Basic Concepts of Wellness 2 Credits

Choose any two of the following courses with at least two different academic areas represented:

BUA 1301 Introduction to Business 3 Credits
ECO 2305 Principles of Economics I 3 Credits
FIN 1325 Personal Finance 3 Credits
GEG 2304 World Geography 3 Credits
GEG 2305 Human Geography 3 Credits
HUM 2340 The Human Experience I 3 Credits
HUM 2341 The Human Prospect 3 Credits
IST 2300 Introduction to International Studies 3 Credits
MCO 1302 Mass Media & Society 3 Credits
POL 2311 American Government I 3 Credits
PSY 1301 General Psychology 3 Credits
PSY 2342 Psychology of Everyday Life 3 Credits
SSC 2360 Social Justice 3 Credits
SOC 1302 Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits
SOC 2301 Intro to Sociology 3 Credits
SOC 2302 Social Problems 3 Credits
SOC 2390 Minority Groups 3 Credits
WSP 2304 Hon Sem Social Literacy 3 Credits
WSP 2340 Hon Lang/Lit Interdiscip Integrative 3 Credits

Major Requirements

Gateway Division

MUS 0356 Music Theory I 3 Credits
MUS 1115 Aural Skills I Lab 1 Credit

MUS 1116 Aural Skills II Lab 1 Credit

MUS 1117 Aural Skills III Lab 1 Credit

MUS 1302 Music Theory II 3 Credits
MUS 1304 Music Theory III 3 Credits
MUS 2003 Sophomore Barrier Exam 0 Credit

MUS 2224 Introduction to Music Education 2 Credits
MUS 2313 Music History I 3 Credits
MUS 2315 Music History II 3 Credits
MUS 2317 Music History III 3 Credits

MUS-2313 meets GEC requirement for HIS-2301.

MUS-2315 meets GEC requirement for HIS-2303.

8 hours of Applied Music Concentration

MAP 1200C Music-Applied F Conc 2 Credits
MAP 2200C Music-Applied Soph C 2 Credits

Courses must be taken for two semesters

3 hours of ensembles

4 semesters’ satisfactory enrollment in Recital Lab

Pass completely the Piano Proficiency Requirement (MUS 3003)

Attainment Division

MUS 2214 Instrumental Methods for Choral Majors 2 Credits
MUS 3228 Fundamentals of Conducting 2 Credits
MUS 3240 Language/Diction I 2 Credits
MUS 3243 Language/Diction II 2 Credits
MUS 3311 Prin Mus Educ Elem 3 Credits
MUS 3223 Stud in Hist of Music 2 Credits
MUS 3224 Studies in the Creation of Music 2 Credits
MUS 3318 Instr, Assess, & Class Mgt in Secondary 3 Credits
MUS 4101 Senior Exam Review 1 Credit

MUS 4233 Adv Choral Conduct 2 Credits
MUS 4321 Studies in Music Theory-Form and Anal 3 Credits
MUS 4331 Diff Instr Mix-Ability K-12 Mus Classrm 3 Credits

MUS 3318: Note: team-taught with EDU 2341:Instruction, Assessment and Classroom Management EC-12 and may be substituted for this course.

MUS 4331: Note: team-taught with EDU 4331-01: Differentiating Instruction in Mixed-Ability K-12 Classrooms.

6 hours of Applied Music Concentration

MAP 3200C Music-Applied Jr C 2 Credits
MAP 4200C Music-Applied Sr C 2 Credits

Auxiliary Ensembles

MUS 4315 Auxillary Ensembles Within Mus Curricula 3 Credits
Total Credit Hours: 3

3 hours of ensembles

3 semesters’ satisfactory enrollment in Recital Lab

Education requirements

To enter the education certification program a student must attain a 2.5 cumulative GPA. A Texas Wesleyan student with the required average will be allowed to begin education courses in the fall of her/his sophomore year; transfer students who have completed 45 hours with the required average will be allowed to begin education classes during her/his first semester at Texas Wesleyan.

Professional Development

EDU 2100 Foundations of Education 1 Credit

EDU 3310 Multicultural Education 3 Credits
EDU 3338 Technology for Classroom Instr 3 Credits


RDG 4347 Rdg Content Area 3 Credits

Clinical Teaching

EDU 4611 Clinical Teaching 6 Credits

Total Hours (124)

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