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  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

They will observe and assist experienced music teachers in elementary, middle, and high schools, in both suburban and urban settings.

Throughout the junior and senior years, students participate in a weekly lab ensemble. They rotate through band, choral, and orchestra settings, playing secondary instruments and taking turns conducting each other. 

Students develop their own lessons and rehearsals, teach the class, and videotape themselves for self-critique. They also have an opportunity to work with guest ensembles from local schools by giving master classes, sight-reading, or leading rehearsals.

Classroom Experience

To earn the practical classroom experience for their teaching credential, Music Education students from University of the Pacific have three options:

  • Directed Teaching: Students may pursue traditional student teaching, working full-time under the direction of credentialed host music teachers in the public schools for an entire semester. In certain cases, undergraduates may also tie their Directed Teaching work to a master's degree in Music Education.
  • Traditional student teaching part-time for an entire semester, while completing one or two courses for the degree.
  • Internship: Students take an early summer course in which they teach in public school settings, study particular teaching methods, and intensively critique their work for improvement of their skills. Students then teach full-time for a year in a paid position, with supervision from their Pacific faculty and a site-support team from their school district.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Applied Music
  • Choral Ensemble
  • Class Piano
  • Music Theory
  • Musicianship
  • Introduction to Music Technology
  • Singer’s Phonetics
  • Instrumental Methods 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Required Personal Statement (Personal Essay on the Common Application)
  • Application Fee
  • Official Records of Study
  • Demonstration of Proficiency in English
  • Recommendation
  • Certification of Finances
  • Clear copy of Passport Photo Page

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Tuition Fee

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    50438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50438 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Stockton

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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