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Certification Music Requirments

Note that in many cases, there are prerequisites that must be waived. In the case of the Methods courses listed, it will also be necessary to be admitted to Professional Education though the College of Education. This should be necessary only in cases where the student does not have certification already. The "additional courses" listed might be advisable given your previous experience. Course descriptions for all classes are available in the UW-Whitewater Catalog.

K-12 General Music Certificiation

  • MUSC 166 - Folk Guitar: 1 cr
  • MUSED 452 - General Methods + CIFLD 392 - Field Study: 4+1 cr
  • Student teaching: 12 cr

additional courses might include:

  • MUSED 160 - Introduction to Teaching Music: 2 cr
  • MUSED 290 - Technology for Music Educators: 2 cr

K-12 Choral Music Certification

  • MUSC 275 - Diction 1: 3 cr
  • MUSC 338 - Vocal Pedagogy: 3 cr
  • MUSED 438 - Choral Methods + CIFLD 392 - Field Study: 3+1 cr
  • Student Teaching: 12 cr

additional courses might include:

  • MUSED 160 - Introduction to Teaching Music: 2 cr 
  • MUSED 290 - Technology for Music Educators: 2 cr
  • MUSC 195 - Music as a World Phenomenon: 2 cr
  • MUSC 356 - Conducting: 2 cr
  • MUSC 357 - Choral Conducting: 2 cr
  • MUSC 127 - Applied Voice (lessons): 1-2 cr
  • MUSC 171 and/or MUSC 279 (ensembles): 1-2 cr
  • MUSC 451 - Choral/Keyboard Arranging: 2 cr

 K-12 Instrumental Certification

  • MUSED362 - String Techniques: 3 cr 
  • MUSED 363 - Woodwind Techniques I: 2 cr
  • MUSED 364 - Woodwind Techniques II: 2 cr 
  • MUSED 366 - Brass Techniques: 3 cr
  • either MUSED 347- String Pedagogy or both MUSED 467 - Jazz Pedagogy and MUSED 468 - Marching Band Techniques: 2 cr
  • MUSED 437 - Elem. Instrumental Methods + CIFLD 392 - Field Study: 2+1 cr
  • MUSED 439 - Secondary Instrumental Methods + CIFLD 392 - Field Study: 2+1 cr 

additional courses might include:

  • MUSED - Introduction to Teaching Music: 2 cr
  • MUSED 290 - Technology for Music Educators: 2 cr
  • MUSC 195 - Music as a World Phenomenon : 2 cr
  • MUSC 356 - Conducting: 2 cr
  • MUSC 358 - Instrumental Conducting: 2 cr
  • MUSC 126 - Applied Instrumental (lessons): 1-2 cr
  • select from: MUSC 161 - Band, MUSC 162 - Orchestra, MUSC 164 - Jazz Band, MUSC 169 - Marching Band, and/or MUSC 269 - Instrumental Ensembles: 1-2 cr
  • MUSC 453 - Arranging: 2 cr

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Whitewater, WI 53190

College Connections

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