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Table 27. Percent and standard error for public elementary school music specialists, visual arts specialists, and classroom teachers reporting that they held a bachelor’s or master’s degree, by school characteristics: School year 2009–10
 
School characteristic Music specialist Visual arts specialist Classroom teacher
Bachelor's Master's Bachelor's Master's Bachelor's Master's
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All public elementary school music,
visual arts, and classroom teachers
99 (0.2) 50 (2.1) 99 (0.3) 49 (2.1) 1001 (0.2) 51 (1.9)
                         
Enrollment size                        
Less than 300 99 (0.6) 31 (4.2) 99 (0.5) 38 (4.6) 99 (0.7) 44 (4.5)
300 to 499 99 (0.5) 56 (2.7) 99 (0.6) 53 (2.2) 1001 (0.3) 56 (2.7)
500 or more 99 (0.3) 54 (2.7) 1001 (0.3) 51 (3.1) 1001 (0.3) 50 (2.9)
Community type                        
City 99 (0.5) 58 (4.1) 1001 (0.4) 53 (3.8) 1001 (0.3) 49 (3.8)
Suburban 99 (0.5) 56 (2.7) 99 (0.4) 53 (3.3) 1001 (0.4) 58 (3.6)
Town 99 (0.6) 40 (4.5) 98 (1.3) 46 (7.0) 100 (†) 44 (4.8)
Rural 99 (0.5) 37 (3.0) 99 (0.5) 39 (3.4) 1001 (0.4) 47 (3.5)
Region                        
Northeast 99 (0.6) 58 (4.1) 99 (0.6) 64 (3.1) 99 (0.8) 71 (3.4)
Southeast 100 (†) 48 (2.8) 99 (0.6) 39 (3.0) 99 (0.4) 50 (3.6)
Central 1001 (0.3) 48 (3.5) 1001 (0.2) 52 (3.7) 100 (†) 59 (3.6)
West 98 (0.8) 45 (3.8) 99 (0.9) 34 (5.4) 100 (†) 37 (3.9)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities2
                       
Less than 6 percent 100 (†) 36 (4.2) 100 (†) 43 (4.4) 98 (1.3) 52 (3.6)
6 to 20 percent 98 (0.6) 55 (3.4) 99 (0.5) 52 (4.1) 100 (†) 58 (3.7)
21 to 49 percent 98 (0.8) 52 (3.3) 99 (0.7) 51 (3.5) 100 (†) 46 (3.1)
50 percent or more 1001 (0.3) 51 (3.6) 99 (0.6) 49 (3.5) 1001 (0.2) 51 (3.5)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                       
0 to 25 percent 99 (0.5) 58 (3.7) 99 (0.5) 57 (3.6) 99 (0.6) 60 (4.0)
26 to 50 percent 99 (0.5) 51 (3.6) 100 (†) 50 (4.1) 1001 (0.4) 52 (4.1)
51 to 75 percent 99 (0.5) 40 (3.6) 99 (0.8) 41 (3.6) 100 (†) 45 (3.9)
76 percent or more 99 (0.5) 48 (4.4) 99 (0.6) 45 (4.3) 1001 (0.4) 49 (4.3)
† Not applicable.
1 Rounds to 100 percent.
2 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE: 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. Classroom teachers are teachers of self-contained classrooms; these teachers could teach arts areas as separate subjects or incorporate arts areas into other subjects.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System, “Survey of Elementary School Music Specialists,” FRSS 102M, 2009–10; “Survey of Elementary School Visual Arts Specialists,” FRSS 102VA, 2009–10; and “Arts Survey of Elementary School Classroom Teachers,” FRSS 102C, 2009–10.

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