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Table 96. Percent and standard error for secondary 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 held 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 98 (0.5)
Major or minor in bachelor's degree    
Music education 70 (1.4)
Music 39 (1.7)
Elementary or secondary education 4 (0.7)
Other major or minor 10 (1.0)
Major or minor in master's or doctorate degree    
Music education 21 (1.5)
Music 17 (1.4)
Elementary or secondary education 14 (1.4)
Other major or minor 4 (0.7)
Focus of teaching certificate    
Music education 98 (0.4)
General elementary or secondary education 14 (1.0)
Other major or minor 8 (0.9)
     
Visual arts specialist    
Held a bachelor's, master's, or doctorate degree in arts education or applied/fine arts 94 (0.8)
Major or minor in bachelor's degree    
Arts education 42 (1.8)
Applied or fine arts 58 (1.7)
Elementary or secondary education 12 (1.1)
Other major or minor 24 (1.4)
Major or minor in master's or doctorate degree    
Arts education 16 (1.1)
Applied or fine arts 14 (1.2)
Elementary or secondary education 19 (1.2)
Other major or minor 7 (0.9)
Focus of teaching certificate    
Arts education 94 (0.9)
General elementary or secondary education 22 (1.4)
Other major or minor 23 (1.7)
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 Secondary School Music Specialists,” FRSS 103M, 2009–10; and “Survey of Secondary School Visual Arts Specialists,” FRSS 103VA, 2009–10.

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