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 – April 30, 2021

NAfME News Policy Team Office Hours this Tuesday NAfME’s policy team are now holding office hours open to all NAfME members on the first Tuesday of each month. The first session, to be held this Tuesday, May 4 at 6 p.m. EDT, is an opportunity for members to ask...

Music Education Policy Roundup – April 26, 2021

NAfME News ESSER Funding Webinar Rercording NAMM Foundation, the NFHS, and NAfME hosted a webinar this week about federal education relief funding and how music educators should go about requesting support for their programs. The recording is now available here. State...

Music Education Policy Roundup – April 19, 2021

NAfME News ESSER Funding Webinar Next Week Join NAMM, the NFHS, and NAfME in this interactive webinar to learn about how much stimulus funding your state is getting, hear from those who have successfully used prior stimulus dollars to support students and music...

Music Education Policy Roundup – April 10, 2021

NAfME News NAfME Congressional Briefing Recording Now Available Held on March 24, 2021 by NAfME and the NAMM Foundation, this Capitol Hill briefing featured a panel of experts speaking about the ways in which music education supports students in their growth to become...

Music Education Policy Roundup – April 2, 2021

NAfME News Student Composition Recital Recording Available The works of six impressive student composers were premiered by The Akropolis Reed Quintet during a virtual recital Monday night. Click here to view the recording. State and Federal News Dewine Signs Emergency...

SMTE Handbook 2015

Society for Music Teacher Education Handbook (January 2015 Version, Previous Version Revised 2004) SMTE “Constitution” Article I – Name The organization shall be known as the ” “National Association for Music Education Society for Music Teacher Education,” hereinafter...


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.