» Master of Arts in Teaching- Music Education

The Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education Program allows the candidate to obtain both the Single Subject Credential and the master’s degree through an integrated program of coursework, fieldwork, and student research (53 units)

The College of Educational Studies has developed a specific Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education - Music Education Program Emphasis for those who wish to teach music education at the middle school or high school level. The program has three substitutions for current degree requirements.

In California, the appropriate credential to teach a specific subject in a classroom at the middle school or high school level is the Single Subject Credential. This credential authorizes public school teaching in a departmentalized classroom. This Teaching Credential is geared towards those who wish to be subject area specialists in any K-12 setting (such as fine/performing arts, physical education, and other elective areas).

+ - Program at a Glance

Students pursuing the MAT: Music Education Program Emphasis will incorporate the following substitution within their program of study, which will be taught by Music Education faculty.

Music 533 
Foundations of Music Education (3) replaces EDUC 503 
Music 534 
Managing School Music Programs (3) replaces EDUC 530 
Music 698 
Music Education Thesis/Project (3) replaces EDUC 698


Because the MAT: Secondary Education Program is an integrated program. Students may not subsequently enroll in the MAT: Secondary Education program if they begin as a “credential-only” student. Additionally, students who already possess a Single subject, Multiple Subject, or Special Education teaching credential from California or any other U.S. state are not eligible for admission to the MAT: Secondary Education Program.

+ - Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music

The William D. Hall and Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Conservatory of Music provides aspiring musicians with a rigorous and progressive education of distinction for the professional and intellectual development of artists and scholars in a supportive, liberal arts environment.  Our outstanding curriculum offers a musical and academic foundation that prepares our students for vibrant and diverse professional careers.

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