Professional Development for Music Teachers ASPA

Purpose: To explore the professional development needs of experienced music teachers.


Benjamin Guerrero, James Madison University (
Dave Sanderson, University of South Dakota (

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State-mandated requirements for professional development/certification can be viewed at:

Click here to access the NAfME Professional Development eKit, a resource created by both Professional Development ASPAs following the 2011 SMTE Symposium!

Recent Music Education Publications

Eros, J. (2011).  The career cycle and the second stage of teaching: Implications for policy and professional development. Arts Education Policy Review, 107, 19-28.

Gallo, D. J. (in press). Professional development quality in U.S. music education: An analysis of the 2011-2012 Schools and Staffing Survey. Journal of Research in Music Education.

Kastner, J. D. (2014). Exploring informal music learning in a professional development community of music teachers. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 202, 71-89.

Stanley, A. M., Snell, A., & Edgar, S. (2014). Collaboration as effective music professional development: Success stories from the field. Journal of Music Teacher Education24(1), 76-88.