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Table 28. Percent and standard error for public elementary school music specialists, visual arts specialists, and classroom teachers reporting that they held a regular, standard, or professional teaching certificate, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Music specialist Visual arts specialist Classroom teacher
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
             
All public elementary school music,
visual arts, and classroom teachers
93 (0.8) 94 (0.8) 97 (0.7)
             
Enrollment size            
Less than 300 91 (2.3) 92 (2.4) 98 (1.1)
300 to 499 93 (1.6) 94 (1.4) 97 (1.0)
500 or more 93 (1.4) 95 (0.9) 96 (1.2)
Community type            
City 93 (1.7) 95 (1.6) 97 (1.3)
Suburban 92 (1.6) 96 (1.1) 96 (1.2)
Town 93 (2.3) 92 (2.3) 97 (1.9)
Rural 92 (1.8) 93 (1.9) 97 (1.4)
Region            
Northeast 94 (2.2) 97 (1.1) 98 (1.4)
Southeast 96 (1.2) 93 (1.7) 94 (1.7)
Central 93 (1.8) 95 (1.4) 97 (1.2)
West 89 (2.2) 90 (2.4) 98 (0.9)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
1
           
Less than 6 percent 93 (2.4) 93 (1.8) 96 (2.5)
6 to 20 percent 95 (1.4) 94 (1.6) 97 (1.6)
21 to 49 percent 93 (2.3) 94 (1.7) 97 (1.1)
50 percent or more 91 (1.6) 95 (1.2) 96 (1.2)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
           
0 to 25 percent 92 (2.0) 95 (1.6) 97 (1.7)
26 to 50 percent 93 (1.7) 96 (1.1) 98 (1.2)
51 to 75 percent 94 (1.8) 90 (2.1) 96 (1.3)
76 percent or more 93 (2.3) 95 (1.5) 96 (1.6)
1 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE: Other types of teaching certificates—probationary, provisional, temporary, or emergency—were reported by music specialists (7 percent), visual arts specialists (6 percent), and classroom teachers (3 percent). 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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