SMTE Information

Teacher Evaluations – Resource compilation related to emerging issues in evaluating music teachers.

ASPAs – The Areas of Strategic Planning and Action host a variety of topical resources on the individual ASPA pages.

ASPA Facilitators – visit this page for resources to help you with managing your ASPA’s web presence.

Smte News & Handbook

Music Education Policy Roundup – August 7, 2020

State & National News A School Reopens, and the Coronavirus Creeps In 8/1/2020- ‘As more schools abandon plans for in-person classes, one that opened in Indiana this week had to quarantine students within hours.’ 'Localized' Minnesota school plan sets thresholds...

Music Education Policy Roundup – July 31, 2020

State & National News Reopening Colleges & Universities: How Are Maine's Higher Education Institutions Planning to Return? 7/23/2020- ‘According to a June 2020 state report, Maine’s 38 colleges and universities educate more than 72,600 students and employ more...

Music Education Policy Roundup – July 27, 2020

State & National News Sonoma County school districts rethinking music education for fall 7/18/2020- ‘Mixed into the daily list of chores for Windsor brothers Cody Peters, 15, and Casey Peters, 11, is a 30-minute window for practicing their instruments.’ NJ Looks...

Music Education Policy Roundup – July 20, 2020

State & National News ‘Big Mess’ Looms if Schools Don’t Get Billions to Reopen Safely 7/9/2020- ‘As President Trump and others push to get students back in the classroom this fall, educators say they need more support and clearer guidelines.’ New Jersey offers...

SMTE Handbook 2020

Society for Music Teacher Education Handbook (This version based on 2019 revisions. 2015 Version, 2004 Version) SMTE “Constitution” Article I – Name The organization shall be known as the ” “National Association for Music Education Society for Music Teacher...


Journal of Music Teacher Education –  a publication of the National Association for Music Education on behalf of the Society for Music Teacher Education. Using this link will request you to login with your NAfME member information in order to access the full content of the journal included with your membership. To access the Journal without logging in (abstracts only), click here.

SMTE Professional Literature Project

Music Education Research & Position Announcements

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Additional Links

Music Teacher Certification Requirements by State (NAfME document)

INTASC Model Core Teaching Standards

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Handbook

Teacher Education for the Arts Disciplines: Issues Raised by the National Standards for Arts Education (March, 1996)

NAfME Collegiate Newslink: An online publication designed to meet the needs of NAfME’s Collegiate Members.

Information, Please! A variety of music education topics of interest to teachers, parents, students, researchers, music industry professionals, and others.