May 26, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Music Education - Instrumental (Teaching) (MSTI) - BT Major

Location(s): Winona

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136 credits (includes GEP - no minor required)

2.75 GPA required.

C grade or better required in major courses.

Music Teaching - Instrumental Major Map  

Music Education Teaching

Music Required Courses (28 credits)

Major Performing Large Ensemble (6 credits)

Credits must be taken in large ensemble related to major performing medium. Students must participate in large ensemble every semester enrolled as music majors.

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Private Instruction in Major Applied Field (8 credits)

Students must enroll in 6 semesters of applied lessons. Students must take at least 2 semesters of 2 credit/hour lessons.

Other Requirements

In addition to the above course requirements, all students must:

  • Pass a piano proficiency examination (see the Music Department  for more information).
  • Pass a guitar proficiency examination.
  • Participate in small ensemble performance.
  • Attend a specified proportion of music education workshops/seminars annually.

Teacher Education Licensure Program

Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Unit before taking Professional Education courses. For more information on this Admission process, visit the Teacher Education Program Admissions page.

All Winona State University Teacher Education Licensure Programs  are continuously updated to reflect new licensure requirements from the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board. Please contact your program academic advisor for the latest information about program requirements.

Criteria required before completing online application:

  • 30 college level credits completed with no more than 4 credits of pass/no credit
  • Cumulative G.P.A. of at least ≥ 2.75 based on 30 most recent credits including all credits per semester
  • B grade or better in a 3-credit college level writing course (ENG 111  if taken at WSU)
  • B grade or better in a 3-credit college level speech course (CMST 191  or CMST 192  if taken at WSU)
  • C grade or better in a 3-credit college level math course (MATH 202  is required for Elementary and Early Childhood majors)
  • Early Clinical experience; clinical hours ≥ 15 hours: Complete 15 hours of experience working with children post high school graduation

Professional Education Sequence (36 credits)

Note: Teacher education majors must complete all Professional Education Sequence courses in addition to content area courses. Refer to Teacher Education Licensure Programs  for more information.


  • EDFD 401 and 461 must be taken concurrently
  • EDFD 421 and 441 must be taken concurrently
  • EDFD 459 and 462 must be taken concurrently

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◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

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