Music Education Requirements

These pages will take you through each stage of the process to earn a degree in music education and certification to teach music in Wisconsin. The Music Education major, within the Bachelor of Music degree, offers four possible areas of emphasis: General, Choral/General, Instrumental/General and Instrumental, all of which result in certification to teach kindergarten through twelfth grade. At every stage of the certification process - program admission, placement for student teaching and certification for licensure - you must demonstrate that you are mentally and physically able to carry out the duties and responsibilities of a classroom teacher.

Click on the following links for requirements.

Course Catalog for the Bachelor of Music Degree

Course Catalog for the Music Education Major

Program Standards

Lawrence’s thirteen standards, based on Wisconsin state standards, summarize the knowledge, skills, and dispositions expected of a beginning teacher.  In order to be certified for licensure, candidates must present evidence that they meet or exceed these standards.

Click the following link to learn more about Lawrence's program standards for teacher education.
Program Standards

Music Education Sample Schedules

Choral/General Music Ed Sample Course Schedule (PDF)