School/University Partnership

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. Learn more about this ASPA by listening to the following audio podcast:


Edward Ted C. Hoffman,
University of Montevallo (AL)

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  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

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.

  • School-University Partnerships in Music Education: A Status ReportTim Nowak, Project Lead
  • Case Studies of Developing PartnershipsEmily Mercado, Project Lead

Completed Projects & Literature/Resources

To have literature and resources related to school/university partnerships included on this list, please contact Ted Hoffman.

  • 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


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Southeastern Louisiana Univ.

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University of Florida

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University of Delaware

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James Madison University

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Pennsylvania State University

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University of Cincinnati

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Illinois State University

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Buffalo State College

Gardner, Robert
Penn State University

Gamblin-Bullock, Melody
Brookhaven College

Greher, Gena
University of Mass–Lowell

Helfter, Susan
University of Southern CA

Hunter, Lisa R.
Buffalo State College

Kruse, Nate
University of North Texas

Leon-Guerrero, Amanda
CT Public Schools

McCaskill, Cindy
Colorado State University

McClellan, Edward
Loyola University New Orleans

Myers, David
Georgia State University

O’Connell, Debbie
Winston Salem State University

Resch, Barbara
Indiana Ohio-Purdue University Ft. Wayne

Schmid, Dale
NJ State Dept. of Education

Slivey, Philp
University of Maryland

Smak, Marcelyn
St. Cloud State University

Sullivan, Judith A.
Tennessee Tech

Teglas, Sandra
UNC Greensboro

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Teachers College-Columbia