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Table 30. Percent and standard error for public elementary school music and visual arts specialists reporting that they held an undergraduate or graduate degree or teaching certificate in the arts subject they taught, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Music specialist Visual arts specialist
Bachelor's, master's, or doctorate degree in music or music education Teaching certificate in music education Bachelor's, master's, or doctorate degree in arts education or applied/fine arts Teaching certificate in arts education
Percent Standard
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All public elementary school music and visual arts specialists 94 (0.6) 95 (0.5) 90 (1.0) 92 (1.0)
                 
Enrollment size                
Less than 300 91 (2.2) 93 (1.8) 93 (2.4) 94 (1.9)
300 to 499 96 (1.0) 95 (0.8) 88 (1.8) 91 (1.7)
500 or more 94 (0.9) 96 (0.8) 90 (1.5) 91 (1.5)
Community type                
City 94 (1.1) 94 (1.3) 87 (2.0) 89 (2.2)
Suburban 96 (1.0) 98 (0.6) 92 (1.8) 94 (1.7)
Town 93 (1.9) 92 (2.4) 86 (3.7) 86 (4.1)
Rural 92 (1.7) 94 (1.3) 91 (1.7) 94 (1.7)
Region                
Northeast 95 (1.8) 98 (0.9) 93 (1.8) 95 (1.4)
Southeast 96 (1.2) 98 (0.8) 93 (1.5) 95 (1.7)
Central 97 (0.9) 97 (1.0) 93 (1.8) 95 (1.4)
West 90 (1.7) 88 (1.8) 73 (4.4) 76 (3.8)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
1
               
Less than 6 percent 92 (2.3) 97 (1.7) 93 (1.9) 93 (2.2)
6 to 20 percent 96 (1.1) 96 (1.0) 92 (1.8) 92 (2.3)
21 to 49 percent 95 (1.3) 93 (1.4) 88 (2.4) 93 (2.0)
50 percent or more 94 (1.1) 95 (1.1) 87 (2.4) 89 (1.9)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
               
0 to 25 percent 96 (1.3) 95 (1.1) 93 (1.8) 92 (1.8)
26 to 50 percent 93 (1.6) 95 (1.2) 90 (2.2) 94 (1.7)
51 to 75 percent 94 (1.5) 96 (1.1) 87 (2.2) 89 (2.4)
76 percent or more 95 (1.4) 95 (1.4) 89 (2.8) 91 (2.3)
1 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.
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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