Title

A Research Agenda for Alternative Licensure Programs in Music Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2010

Publication Source

Journal of Music Teacher Education

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

Over the past 25 years, alternative certification has emerged as a realistic option for obtaining teacher certification in music. Although advocated by policy makers and embraced by career changers, music teacher educators have frequently viewed the role of content knowledge and pedagogical training in these programs with a high degree of skepticism. This article provides an overview of the organizational schemes used in graduate and nondegree alternative certification programs at universities, school districts,and other entities. A research agenda is provided that is designed to stimulate academic scholarship on alternative certification policies and programs and their impact on candidate quality, music education programs, and the music education profession overall.

Keywords

alternative certification, licensure, music education

Disciplines

Music | Teacher Education and Professional Development

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