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Table 29. Percent and standard error for public elementary school music and visual arts specialists reporting major or minor fields of study for degrees and teaching certificates held: School year 200910
 
Type of teacher, by degree or certificate, and major/minor field of study Percent Standard
error
     
Music specialist    
Held a bachelor's, master's, or doctorate degree in music or music education 94 (0.6)
Major or minor in bachelor's degree    
Music education 60 (1.8)
Music 42 (1.7)
Elementary or secondary education 10 (1.1)
Other major or minor 17 (1.1)
Major or minor in master's or doctorate degree    
Music education 17 (1.4)
Music 15 (1.1)
Elementary or secondary education 16 (1.3)
Other major or minor 7 (0.9)
Focus of teaching certificate    
Music education 95 (0.5)
General elementary or secondary education 20 (1.3)
Other major or minor 13 (1.0)
     
Visual arts specialist    
Held a bachelor's, master's, or doctorate degree in arts education or applied/fine arts 90 (1.0)
Major or minor in bachelor's degree    
Arts education 43 (1.8)
Applied or fine arts 56 (1.8)
Elementary or secondary education 19 (1.5)
Other major or minor 20 (1.6)
Major or minor in master's or doctorate degree    
Arts education 15 (1.2)
Applied or fine arts 11 (1.2)
Elementary or secondary education 22 (1.6)
Other major or minor 7 (0.9)
Focus of teaching certificate    
Arts education 92 (1.0)
General elementary or secondary education 30 (1.7)
Other major or minor 13 (1.2)
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because teachers could report multiple fields of study. 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 102M, 2009–10; and “Survey of Elementary School Visual Arts Specialists,” FRSS 102VA, 2009–10.

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