ERIC Number: EJ1179730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Descriptive Profile and Survey of Alternatively Certified Texas Music Educators
Dye, Christopher K.
Journal of Music Teacher Education, v27 n3 p128-141 Jun 2018
The purpose of the study was to examine the features of Texas's Alternative Route to Certification (ARC) programs in music education, the demographics and prior experiences of program completers, and the employment of ARC completers in K-12 public schools. Data were collected from the State Board of Educator Certification about demographics and employment information for all individuals who completed ARC programs in music education between 2002 and 2012 (N = 1,200), and individuals from that population were surveyed concerning their experiences (n = 214). Survey respondents completed programs that varied widely in duration, features, instructional modalities, and providing institutions. Music educator gender and ethnicity were significantly associated with the route used to pursue alternative certification. Relative to the distribution of music teaching positions across the state, ARC completers were disproportionately employed in large urban districts, charter school districts, and in districts with large proportions of economically disadvantaged students.
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Profiles, Music Education, Demography, Graduate Surveys, Participant Satisfaction, Teacher Characteristics, Prior Learning, Program Descriptions, Employment Patterns, Specialization, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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