Application Deadlines:

Deadline for Spring 2023 start: Oct. 11, 2022

Deadline for Fall 2023 start: April 11, 2023

To apply to the Music Education major, you must first request a major change within ConnectCarolina.

Once you have submitted the request to change your major in ConnectCarolina, you will receive an email from the Slate application system that includes a link to the online application. Please note that it may take 24-72 hours to receive the application email.

All application materials are submitted electronically. No hard copy materials are accepted. By submitting an application to the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education, consent is granted to university staff to obtain any additional or missing information as needed, including Campus Safety Information.

If you are accepted into the program, you must accept your offer of admission in ConnectCarolina in order to officially declare the K-12 Music Education subplan.

Admissions Requirements

  • Declared Music major;
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.7 at the time you apply to the School of Education;
    (If you do not have a 2.7 GPA at the time of your application but there is a strong possibility that you may have a 2.7 GPA before you would enter the School of Education please contact us to discuss your specific situation and the likelihood that you will or will not be able to enter the School of Education)
  • A statement of purpose.

Test Requirements

The North Carolina State Board of Education has identified three tests that can serve as admissions tests for undergraduate teacher education programs to provide evidence of competency with Pre-Professional Skill level.

Be sure to designate UNC-CH (code 5816) as a score recipient on registration form.

Praxis I — Core Academic Skills for Educators

  • Total Score:  468 Composite
  • Reading/Writing:  156/162
  • Mathematics:  150


  • Total Score:  1100 Combined Score
  • Reading :  550
  • Math:  550


  • Total Score:  24 Composite Score
  • English: 24
  • Math: 24

If you plan to use SAT or ACT scores instead of Praxis I, you must have official scores on file with the university or have official score reports submitted to UNC from ETS. Official scores MUST be received by the application deadline.