A Research Agenda for Alternative Licensure Programs in Music Education
Journal of Music Teacher Education
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.
alternative certification, licensure, music education
Music | Teacher Education and Professional Development
Barbara J. Resch, Daniel C. Hellman, Carla E. Aguilar, Carol McDowell, and Laura Artesani (2010).
A Research Agenda for Alternative Licensure Programs in Music Education. Journal of Music Teacher Education.