Developing performance and leadership skills in mixed chorus, opera, musical theatre, and chamber vocal groups; applied voice; conducting; music theory and history; and vocal music education. Students must pass the following exams prior to student teaching: the music content area practice test with a passing score of 80, the TEA certiﬁed TExES Music Content Exam, and the Piano Proﬁciency Exam (MUSI 0002 ). Additional requirements are monitored through the School of Education (see Don Williams School of Education for current requirements). Student teaching applications must be submitted to the TEC committee for ﬁnal approval. Students must pass the state content area music test prior to student teaching. 61 semester hours.
The Bachelor of Music in Music Education
The Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree is a specialized professional degree designed to prepare students for teaching in public school music programs. In addition to a general studies program leading to teacher certiﬁcation, students have the opportunity to specialize in:
The University General Education Core
Three hours from:
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Fine Art course
Three hours from:
- COMS requirement may differ by degree. Students pursuing teacher education should take COMS 2302 .
- ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 should be taken within ﬁrst year of enrollment.
- Education majors should take EDUC 2307 .
- The B.M. degree speciﬁes ART 1301 or studio course or THEA 1303 .
- HIST 2301 and HIST 2302 are required for teacher certiﬁcation.
- *Wayland Baptist University will not accept RLGN 1301 Old Testament History or RLGN 1302 New Testament History , or their equivalents, from any institution except other Baptist institutions to meet the core requirement in any Wayland degree. If a student has taken RLGN 1301 Old Testament History and/or RLGN 1302 New Testament History , or their equivalents, at any institution except other Baptist institutions, then the student has two options to meet the core requirement: (1) take RLGN 1301 and/or RLGN 1302 at Wayland or (2) take RLGN 4306 , RLGN 4316 , RLGN 4317 , or RLGN 4318 in lieu of RLGN 1301 ; and/or take RLGN 4306 , RLGN 4320 , RLGN 4322 , or RLGN 4324 in lieu of RLGN 1302 . RLGN 4306 may be an option for either RLGN 1301 or RLGN 1302 as stated above, but may not count for both on the same degree plan. No other RLGN/RLED courses may substitute for either RLGN 1301 or RLGN 1302 . The Dean of the School of Religion & Philosophy must approve any exception to this policy. RLGN 1301 Old Testament History or RLGN 1302 New Testament History , or their equivalents, taken at non-Baptist institutions, may be transferred as elective credit with approval of the Dean of the School of Religion and Philosophy and the Registrar.
- Courses marked with an * in the course description section maybe used to fulﬁll this requirement. Students who have served two or more years in the Armed Forces are exempt from EXSS requirements with DD-214 from basic training.
Degree Speciﬁc General Education Core Course Requirements
In addition to the University Core Curriculum, students must complete the following degree speciﬁc general education core requirements for the B.M. degree:
Academic Major and Minor
Because of the breadth of the program, the major and minor ﬁelds of study are combined into a single composite ﬁeld offered in music education, and music performance.
As the B.M. degree requires 129 semester hours, no elective hours are required.
Major (Teaching Field)
Students pursuing all-level music certiﬁcation must complete a major as well as a specialization block in music.
All-Level Choral Music Education (EC-12)
- MUSI 0001 - Recital Hour 0 hrs
- MUSI 0002 - Piano Proficiency 0 hrs
- MUSI 4001 - Music Education Senior Seminar 0 hrs
- MUSI 4003 - Senior Recital 0 hrs
- MUSI 1401 - Theory, Form and Counterpoint I 4 hrs
- MUSI 1402 - Theory, Form and Counterpoint II 4 hrs
- MUSI 2401 - Theory, Form and Counterpoint III 4 hrs
- MUSI 2402 - Theory, Form and Counterpoint IV 4 hrs
- MUSI 3202 - Conducting 2 hrs
- MUSI 3207 - Diction
- MUSI 3106 - Strings 1 hrs
- MUSI 3212 - Choral Conducting 2 hrs
- MUSI 3304 - World Music 3 hrs
- MUSI 3305 - American Music 3 hrs
- MUSI 4213 - Vocal Pedagogy 2 hrs
- MUSI 4216 - Orchestration 2 hrs
- MUSI 4301 - History of Music from Antiquity to 1750 3 hrs
- MUSI 4302 - History of Music from 1750 to Present 3 hrs
- Seven semesters of applied music
- Ensembles - seven semesters of participation in at least one major ensemble each semester
- EDUC 4323 - Instructional Strategies and Practices in Secondary Choral Music or
- MUSI 4323 - Instructional Strategies and Practices in Secondary Choral Music 3 hrs
- EDUC 4342 - Developing Choral Score Reading, Analysis, Communication Skills, and Survey of Literature or
- MUSI 4342 - Developing Choral Score Reading, Analysis, Communication Skills, and Survey of Literature 3 hrs
Professional Education - Music
Students pursuing all-level music certification will take a slightly different professional education sequence. Students must have taken and passed the basic skills test before taking professional education courses. Courses included in this sequence follow. Students must pass the respective state content test prior to student teaching:
# During student teaching it is a requirement that the student take the state test for Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (EC-12 PPR)
Recommended Course Sequence
Bachelor of Music All-Level Choral Music Education Recommended Sequence of Courses - listed is the recommended rotation based on a B.M. degree program. For complete information on the general education and graduation requirements for the B.M. degree program, please refer to the undergraduate programs section of the catalog.
Freshman Year Fall Semester:
Freshman Year Spring Semester:
Sophomore Year Fall Semester:
Sophomore Year Spring Semester:
Junior Year Fall Semester:
Junior Year Spring Semester:
Senior Year Fall Semester:
Senior Year Spring Semester: