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

July 2020 Updates on Email, Website, and Symposium Planning

New Email System An initial email communication was sent recently using the MailChimp emailing service. We will use this service for occasional announcements and to communicate important messages related to our Symposia. If you did not receive this message, after...

Music Education Policy Roundup – July 13, 2020

NAfME News 2020 State Certification Survey Update In partnership with Brittany May, PhD and Brigham Young University, NAfME has updated the 2020 State Certification Survey. Click here to read about the changes in the last two years. State & National News 'Notable'...

Music Education Policy Roundup – July 3, 2020

NAfME News NAMM Advocacy Forum Featuring John B. King, Jr. Join NAMM on July 7 to hear from special guest John B. King, Jr., former Secretary of Education at the U.S. Department of Education and current CEO of The Education Trust, an equity-driven, data-centered,...

Leadership Transitions for SMTE

SMTE wishes to recognize the volunteers who have rotated out of positions on the Executive Board: Jennifer Stewart Walter, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Southern Division Representative Sean Powell, University of North Texas, Southwestern Division...

Music Education Policy Roundup – June 28, 2020

NAfME News Support full Title IV-A Funding! We hope your state MEA will consider joining NAfME in signing on to aletter to congressional leaders to support full funding for Title IV-A. The flexible block grant enables states and local school districts to support a...

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

Visit the Music Research Email Directory website to subscribe to receive conference calls, position listings, and other important information

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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.