Masters of Music: Education Track

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The Master of Music: Music Education (track) degree is designed for those individuals who have completed an undergraduate degree in Music Education and who are currently teaching and wish to earn a Masters Degree in the same discipline. This will help continue the development of teaching strategies, learning techniques, classroom management, and other current trends and practices. All can be accomplished without having to take a leave of absence from their current teaching position. Note: The degree offered is a Master of Music. The student's official transcript and diploma will only indicate that degree. The area of study (Music Education) will not be included as part of the official degree title.

College: Arts & Sciences
Delivery Format: 100% online
Program Credits:  31 or 33 credits (which allows for a 4-credit primary capstone project or a 6-credit formal thesis)  
Program Length: 2 - 3 years (depending on credit load and classes available). 
Cost Per Credit Hour: $411.50
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250

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OccupationsSalary Range
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education$40,970 - $99,890
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education$41,380 - $101,980
Musicians and SingersN/A
Teachers and Instructors, All OtherN/A

NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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HLC phone: 800-621-7440

Accredited by the National Association of the Schools of Music.

Contact Information
Name:James Shearer
Title:Graduate Coordinator
Phone: 575 646-2601