Southern New Hampshire University

Music Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    30756 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    30756 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

The BA in Music Education at Southern New Hampshire University is based on a cohort model in which only a small number of students is accepted into the program each year. This group of students will take all music and music education courses together as a group. This system results in a low student/teacher ratio, provides significant personal attention for each student, and creates a close, nurturing atmosphere among the students in each cohort.

The core of the music education major is a six-semester fieldwork-based course sequence taught by David Bresnahan, a 35-year veteran of the NH public schools. Students will have at least one teaching experience and one related music education lecture each week. This six-semester sequence will cover as wide a variety of music teaching situations as possible. SNHU has established partnerships with a variety of local school districts and outside music organizations that will allow for these constant hands-on experiences.

See Yourself Succeed as a Music Education Major

The music education major provides students with the necessary skills for a lifetime of continued learning and scholarship in music and other academic domains. Our faculty strive to develop the knowledge and skills students will need to engage with and navigate the challenges of a global society.

The faculty believe that in order to become an effective music teacher one must become an excellent musician. Our music education program is based upon the idea that involving frequent student interaction with outstanding veteran educators, encompassing a variety of learning environments throughout the undergraduate preparation is the best way to prepare for a successful career in music education.

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your BA in Music Education at SNHU include:

  • Supportive community. Join the SNHU campus community of students who are closely connected with faculty and staff dedicated to your success.
  • Affordability. SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire, and students who qualify could receive up to $18,000 in grants and scholarships. (This scholarship amount is only for students who do not need a visa to study in the U.S.)
  • Innovative programs. Study abroad at little or no extra cost.
  • Accessible faculty. Learn from highly credentialed faculty who are experts in their fields and interact with you in the classroom, dining hall, fitness center and the stands.
  • Opportunity. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni and strong connections with employers for internship and career opportunities.
  • Campus experience. Enjoy more than 50 student clubs, champion Division II athletics and fun events on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH, named a "Best Place to Live" by Money magazine.

Internships & Outcomes

This program is approved by the New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification as leading to an initial teacher's license or endorsement in New Hampshire. Southern New Hampshire University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, endorsement, or salary benefits.

This program is not available for international students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Chorus
  • Instrumental Music Ensemble
  • Music Theory and Aural Skills
  • Private Music Lessons
  • Music History: Antiquity to 1750
  • Music History: 1750 to the Present
  • Seminar: Music History and Theory
  • Introduction to Education
  • Assessment, Accountability and Teaching in the Classroom
  • Learning with Technology
  • Student Teaching and Seminar
  • Children with Exceptionalities
For more information, please check the program website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Freshman Application Guidelines

As we look at your application, our first consideration is your academic background. We also look for well-rounded students who have a variety of interests and have been involved in school and/or community activities.

Most candidates admitted to SNHU have completed 16 college-prep courses, including:

  • Four years of English
  • Three or more years of mathematics
  • Two or more years of science
  • Two or more years of social science

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    30756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30756 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    30756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30756 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

410 - 1,550 USD/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

SNHU offers several types of grant and scholarship programs to full-time undergraduate day students. This year we're increasing our aid so that students with GPAs of 2.5 and higher could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships. Most of our degree-seeking students receive some form of financial assistance.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.