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Table 146. Percent and standard error for public elementary school music specialists and visual arts specialists reporting major and minor fields of study for degrees and teaching certificates held: School year 19992000
 
Type of teacher, by degree or certificate and major/minor field of study Percent Standard error
     
Music specialists    
Held a bachelor's, master's, or doctorate degree in music or music education 96 (0.9)
Major or minor in bachelor's degree    
Music education 69 (2.5)
Music 44 (2.9)
Elementary or secondary education 15 (2.1)
Other major or minor 49 (2.7)
Major or minor in master's or doctorate degree    
Music education 19 (2.3)
Music 14 (2.1)
Elementary or secondary education 16 (2.2)
Other major or minor 17 (2.2)
Focus of teaching certificate    
Music education 91 (1.3)
General elementary or secondary education 21 (2.0)
Other major or minor 9 (1.4)
     
Visual arts specialist    
Held a bachelor's, master's, or doctorate degree in arts education or applied/fine arts 94 (1.9)
Major or minor in bachelor's degree    
Arts education 50 (3.6)
Applied or fine arts 54 (2.9)
Elementary or secondary education 25 (2.6)
Other major or minor 21 (2.2)
Major or minor in master's or doctorate degree    
Arts education 15 (2.0)
Applied or fine arts 12 (1.8)
Elementary or secondary education 16 (2.7)
Other major or minor 6 (1.6)
Focus of teaching certificate    
Arts education 89 (2.0)
General elementary or secondary education 29 (3.2)
Other major or minor 7 (1.6)
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because teachers could report multiple fields of study. The data presented in this table may differ from previously published information because missing data from the 1999–2000 surveys were imputed for analysis in this report. Arts specialists are education professionals with a teaching certificate in an arts discipline—such as music, visual arts, dance, or drama/theatre—who provide separate instruction in that discipline.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System, “Survey of Elementary School Music Specialists,” FRSS 77M; and “Survey of Elementary School Visual Arts Specialists,” FRSS 77VA, 1999–2000.

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