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Music Education Department
Dr. Ruth Brittin
Music Education Program Director
Conservatory of Music
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

M.M./M.Ed. Music Education

The University of the Pacific's music education department offers two graduate degrees in music education: the Master of Music and the Master of Education.  It also is possible to pursue the Master of Music with additional coursework and student teaching to achieve a Masters of Music plus California teaching credential. 

The Master of Music degree is designed for candidates who have received an undergraduate degree in music education. The Master of Education degree is designed for those with a Bachelor's degree in music other than music education. The Master of Education leads to a California teaching credential. In general, the Master of Music includes more coursework in music, while the Master of Education includes more coursework in education courses.   A graduate student desiring intensive music and music education coursework, plus a California teaching credential, may pursue the Master of Music with credential option.