A Research Agenda for Alternative Licensure Programs in Music Education
music teacher education alternative certification, graduate teacher education, nondegree teacher education programs, research agenda
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.
Hellman, Daniel S., Barbara J. Resch, Carla E. Aguilar, Carol McDowell, and Laura Artesani. "A research agenda for alternative licensure programs in music education." Journal of Music Teacher Education 20, no. 2 (2011): 78-88.
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