To survey best practices in school and university partnerships that promote a view of teacher education as a shared responsibility between P-12 and higher education.


Emily Mercado, University of Utah (
Jason Bowers, Louisiana State University (

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Fixed Goals

  1. Research student musical achievement—as a means to gauge music teaching and learning
  2. Research the professional development of classroom teachers
  3. Seek and apply for grants and outside funding for development of and/or research pertaining to school-university partnerships

Goals for 2023-24

  1. Replicate Brophy (2011) Status of School/University Partnerships.
  2. Create toolkit/models for partnerships: location, communication, coordination, expectations, reflections, requirements, etc.


Projects in Progress

To propose new projects or lines of research related to the School/University Partnerships ASPA, please contact Ted Hoffman. If you are interested in participating in the ongoing projects described below, please contact the named project lead.

  • Brophy (2011) School/University Partnerships Status Replication – Joseph Hanson, Project Lead
  • Partnerships in Urban Areas – Charlie Edmonds, Project Lead

Recent Projects

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Completed Projects & Literature/Resources

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  • McClellan E. R. (2011). Socialization of undergraduate music education majors in a professional development partnership model. Bulletin Of The Council For Research In Music Education, (190), 35. doi: 10.5406/bulcouresmusedu.190.0035
  • Burton, S. L., & Greher, G. G. (2011). School-university partnerships: Re-envisioning music teacher education: Foreword. Arts Education Policy Review, 112(3), 105-107. doi: 10.1080/10632913.2011.566071
  • Abrahams, F. (2011). Nurturing preservice music teacher dispositions: Collaborating to connect practice, theory, and policy. Arts Education Policy Review, 112(3), 108-114. doi: 10.1080/10632913.2011.566076
  • Kruse, N. N. (2011). Sociological perspectives of school-university partnerships: Contextual learning through three lenses. Arts Education Policy Review, 112(3), 115-121.doi: 10.1080/10632913.2011.566080
  • Burton, S. L. (2011). Perspective consciousness and cultural relevancy: Partnership considerations for the re-conceptualization of music teacher preparation. Arts Education Policy Review, 112(3), 122-129. doi: 10.1080/10632913.2011.566082
  • Greher, G. G. (2011). Music technology partnerships: A context for music teacher preparation. Arts Education Policy Review, 112(3), 130-136. doi: 10.1080/10632913.2011.566083
  • Hunter, L. R. (2011). School-university partnerships: A means for the inclusion of policy studies in music teacher education. Arts Education Policy Review, 112(3), 137-143. doi: 10.1080/10632913.2011.566086
  • Carlisle, K. (2011). Arts education partnerships: Informing policy through the development of culture and creativity within a collaborative project approach. Arts Education Policy Review, 112(3), 144-148. doi: 10.1080/10632913.2011.566088
  • Brophy, T. S. (2011). School-university partnerships in music education: A status report. Arts Education Policy Review, 112(3), 149-153. doi: 10.1080/10632913.2011.566092
  • Burton, S. L., & Greher, G. R. (2010). Research meets reality in school university partnerships: An analysis of two diverse school-university collaborations. In M. Schmidt (Ed.), Collaborative action for change: Selected proceedings of the 2007 Symposium on Music Teacher Education. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Burton, S. L., & Greher, G. R. (2007). School-university partnerships: What do we know and why do they matter? Arts Education Policy Review, 109(1), 13-24. doi: 10.3200/AEPR.109.1.13-24