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

Master of Music in Music Education

Master of Music 

This path is for candidates who have received an undergraduate degree in Music Education. In general, it includes more coursework in music. It is also possible to pursue this path with additional coursework and student teaching to achieve a Master of Music plus California teaching credential.

Master of Education

This path is for candidates with a Bachelor's degree in music other than Music Education. It includes more coursework in education courses and leads to a California teaching credential.

Program Schedule
The M.M. in Music Education can be done in four semesters (fall, spring, fall, spring), but also may be done in a shorter period with summer work, depending on the electives chosen. The M.Ed. may be done in a year with two summers of work, with the directed teaching units following in the second year. Directed teaching may be done as traditional student teaching (one semester, full-time, with a host teacher, no pay), as an internship if Video Microrehearsal Techniques are taken (one year, full-time, as a contracted teacher, full pay), or as a part-time student teacher if Video Microrehearsal Techniques are taken (one semester, part-time, with host teacher, no pay).

Graduate Assistantships
The Conservatory of Music offers graduate assistantships to qualified candidates; to be considered for a graduate assistantship please contact the Dr. Ruth Brittin at (209) 946-2408.

Music Education Faculty
Ruth V. Brittin
Program Director for Music Education and Professor of Music Education, 1997.
Ph.D. Florida State University, Tallahassee; B.M., M.M. Texas Tech University.

Eric Hammer
Director of Bands and Professor of Music Education, 1993. 
D.M.A., 1994; M.M., 1990, University of Oregon; B.M., University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music, 1973.