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 – January 15, 2021

State and Federal News ID- Five education issues to watch during the 2021 session 1/7/2021- ‘Idaho’s biggest, wildest political season is almost here and the stakes and uncertainty are as high as ever.’ MI- Why $1.7 billion in COVID school aid won’t be spread...

Music Education Policy Roundup – January 11, 2021

State and Federal News State Legislatures Face a Session Like No Other 1/4/2021- ‘Around the country, legislative leaders are still scrambling to figure out the safest way to meet in person. At least a half-dozen legislators have died from COVID-19, with dozens more...

Music Education Policy Roundup – December 18, 2020

State & National News If Teachers Get the Vaccine Quickly, Can Students Get Back to School? 12/15/2020- ‘Teachers’ unions largely support plans to put educators near the front of the line, but given availability and logistics, that might not be enough to open more...

Music Education Policy Roundup – December 14, 2020

State & National News NH- State's education funding commission report calls for reform 12/1/2020- ‘The state’s Commission to Study School Funding released its final report Tuesday, calling for changes that would allow unused education property taxes from wealthier...

Music Education Policy Roundup – December 6, 2020

State & National News Idaho State Board of Education approves rules on attendance, teacher certification 11/23/2020- ‘Board members took up four pending rules that will be submitted to the Idaho Legislature when next year's session begins in January.’ MA- Public...

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.