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Bachelor of Music Education - Choral Certification

The Teacher Education Professional Education Sequence is undergoing significant change. At the time of this publication, the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education is reviewing these changes. Please see your academic advisor or Student Services Director for updated course information.

Bachelor of Music Education - Choral Certification 

General Education Courses

  Semester Hours
ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Critical Skills    
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101, CRTW 201 Composition; Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

6

Quantitative Skills    
MATH 150 Introductory Discrete Mathematics

3

Technology Met in major with EDCO 305

0

Intensive Oral Communication Met in major with MUST 590

0

Logic/Language/Semiotics    
CSCI, Foreign Language, PHIL 220, SPCH 201, MATH or QMTH

6

Skills for a Common Experience and Thinking Across Disciplines  
HMXP 102 The Human Experience: Who Am I?

3

Global Perspectives Met in major with MUST 307

0

Historical Perspectives Met with MUST 305

0-3

Developing Critical Skills and Applying Them to Disciplines  
Social Sciences Met in major with EDUC 200 and with Constitution requirement

 

Humanities and the Arts 6 hours met in major with Ensembles  
  See approved list; cannot use MUSA or MUST designator

3

Natural Science See approved list; must include at least one lab science

7

Constitution Requirement  

 

PLSC 201 or ECON 103 American Government or Intro to Political Economy

3

Intensive Writing Met in major with MUST 306

0

     
Music Core – Applied  

22**

MUSA 151 or MUSA 152 Major Choral Ensemble

7

 
 
MUSA 14_, 15_ or 16_ Small Ensemble Requirement

2

Private Lessons in the Major Instrument

7

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Piano Class I-IV; Secondary Piano

5

 
 
 
 
MUSA 292
Instrumental Methods Courses for Choral Students

1

 
Music Core – Theoretical  

43**

Music Theory I-IV

12

 
 
 
 
Aural Skills I-IV

4

 
 
 
 
MUST 121 Introduction to Music Technology

1

 
MUST 237 Diction for Choral Majors

1

     
MUST 305, MUST 306, MUST 307 Music History Sequence

9

 
 
 
MUST 317, MUST 318 Beginning & Intermediate Conducting

6

 
 
MUST 319 Vocal Pedagogy

2

     
MUST 411, MUST 522 Form & Analysis, Choral Arranging & Composition

5

 
 
MUST 5___ 500-level MUST elective

3

Professional Education Sequence  

38

    EDUC 101** Developing Observation and Analysis Skills

1

    EDUC 200** Developmental Sciences and the Context of Poverty

3

    EDUC 220** Assessment to Meet Diverse Needs

2

    EDUC 401** Internship I: Understanding Contextual Factors

1

    EDUC 402 Internship II: Assessment and Instruction

9

    EDUC 410** Education in a Democracy

2

    EDCO 201** Literacy and the English Language Learner

2

    EDCO 202** Supporting the Student w/ Disabilities in the General Ed Classroom

2

    EDCO 203** Supporting the Student Identified as Gifted in the Gen Ed Classroom

1

    EDCO 305** Technology in the Classroom

2

    EDCO 306** Teaching Methods for the Inclusive Classroom

2

    EDCO 350** Analyzing Classroom Climate

1

    EDCO 351** Establishing Positive Classroom Climate

1

 
Music Education Core Courses

9**

 
 
 
Total  

135

**C or better required in each course and cannot be taken on the S/U basis

Additional Requirements

  • Keyboard Skills Examination (sophomore year).
  • Sophomore Review (sophomore year)
  • Half Recital (senior year).
  • Seven semesters of approved recital attendance.
  • A minimum of 21 hours of MUSA/MUST courses in residence at Winthrop University.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required for admission to Teacher Education at Winthrop.
  • Passage of the PRAXIS II Series content area examinations is required prior to entry into the professional stage for all candidates in the teacher education program.  For the most current PRAXIS information required for test(s) in your content area, visit the South Carolina Department of Education website.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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