About the course
Official acceptance to the degree program is granted upon admission to the College of Fine Arts as a Music Education Major. (To be admitted to the College of Fine Arts, a student must have completed 26 hours of earned credit and have a GPA of at least 2.50 for all hours attempted or a GPA of at least 2.50 for the last 30 hours attempted. The student must also have completed English 101 with a grade of C or better (or have achieved a score of 29 or higher on the English section of the ACT or 650 SAT verbal) and must have completed 12 credit hours in the major area with a 3.0 GPA).)Satisfactory completion of MUSE 194 Introduction to Music Education and MUSE 195 introductory Teaching Practicum is necessary for official acceptance to the Music Education degree program. Students may be eligible for acceptance upon completion of two semesters; early application is advised. Students seeking the only endorsement for music teacher certification must be admitted to a Teacher Education Program (see Admission to College of Education Programs). Students pursuing teacher licensure are considered de facto Music Education majors, even though their enrollment status may be non-degree, and will be required to complete all Music and Music Education course work required for the Bachelor of Music Education if this coursework does not appear on their transcripts.Students will have a period of one year to remove any deficiencies revealed during the admission process. Students already enrolled at the University of New Mexico will not be eligible to transfer to the College of Fine Arts or to take 300 and 400 level professional courses until this admission process is completed. Exception will be made for students with earned baccalaureate degrees upon recommendation of the department and for students transferring from other institutions. Transfer students may be enrolled in the College of Fine Arts on a provisional basis for a maximum of two semesters, during which time they must complete th
Intake Months
June, October, March
Delivery Locations
Bachelor Degree
Estimated annual course fee
USD 22,586
Currency exchange
4 Years
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University of New Mexico

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Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, The University of New Mexico offers a wide variety of academic programs through twelve Colleges and Schools. These academic options include more than 215 degree and certificate programs, including 94 baccalaureates, 71 masters and 37 doctoral degrees. UNM is a place where cutting-edge research and creative endeavours flourish. The university’s research injects millions of dollars into New Mexico’s economy, funds new advancements in healthcare, and augments teaching – giving students valuable hands-on training in state-of-the art laboratories. There are over 400 Chartered Student Organizations for students to choose from when it comes to getting a UNM Involved. Chartered Student Organizations are groups that are officially recognized by the University of New Mexico. These student orgs are an opportunity for growth and leadership in a student driven environment with the support of the university.
The University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas. Offering a distinctive campus environment with a Pueblo Revival architectural theme, the campus buildings echo nearby Pueblo Indian villages. The nationally recognized campus arboretum and the popular duck pond offer an outstanding botanical experience in the midst of one of New Mexicos great public open spaces.
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