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ERIC Number: EJ835890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1063-2913
The Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education: A Distinctive Credential Needed at This Time
Jones, Patrick M.
Arts Education Policy Review, v110 n3 p3-8 Spr 2009
The music education profession is in a period of transition. New musics, cultural understandings, and technologies require music teachers to continually update their knowledge and skills. Regulatory changes in many states that require teachers to pursue continuing education credits and receive a master's degree earlier in their careers than previously and the retirement of the baby boom generation will soon create a shortage of qualified teachers and university professors. At the same time, doctoral education is being scrutinized and reconsidered for the relevance of its content and the efficacy of traditional models in preparing professionals for the twenty-first century. This article proposes a way to address this situation by defining the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in music education as a distinctive credential and making the degree accessible to working teachers. (Contains 4 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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