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 – November 23, 2020

State & National News CA- Defeat of Prop. 15 to raise commercial property taxes denies schools more revenue 11/11/2020- ‘Voters have rejected a large tax increase on commercial properties, depriving schools of what could have been a significant source of revenue....

Music Education Policy Roundup – November 16, 2020

State & National News Arizona Proposition 208: Voters OK New Tax On High Earners To Fund Schools 11/5/2020- ‘Arizona voters have approved a new tax on high-earning residents that could bring in nearly $1 billion of new revenue annually to the state’s underfunded...

Music Education Policy Roundup – November 6, 2020

State & National News Oregon Dept. of Education releases updated school metrics for return to in-person learning 10/30/2020- ‘The Oregon Department of Education released updated metrics Friday for when schools can return to in-person learning.’ NJ- With nod to...

Music Education Policy Roundup – October 30, 2020

State & National News Florida schools are slow to spend $693 million in federal coronavirus aid 10/22/2020- ‘State education commissioner Richard Corcoran says they need to start putting in requests for the money. Just 10 percent of it has been claimed a quarter...

Music Education Policy Roundup – October 23, 2020

NAfME News Announcing New Materials for Music In Our Schools Month® This year's Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSM®) theme is "Music: The Sound of My Heart." Celebrate the 36th anniversary of MIOSM with NEW lesson plans for 3rd- and 4th-grades. The Council for General...

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.

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