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Table 97. Percent and standard error for secondary 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
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
                 
All public secondary school music and visual arts specialists 98 (0.5) 98 (0.4) 94 (0.8) 94 (0.9)
                 
Enrollment size                
Less than 500 98 (0.9) 99 (0.5) 93 (1.7) 91 (2.2)
500 to 999 98 (1.1) 97 (0.9) 94 (1.5) 96 (1.2)
1,000 or more 98 (0.8) 98 (0.8) 95 (1.3) 95 (1.2)
Community type                
City 96 (1.5) 96 (1.2) 95 (1.8) 92 (2.3)
Suburban 1001 (0.3) 98 (0.8) 94 (1.5) 95 (1.4)
Town 98 (1.3) 98 (1.0) 95 (1.6) 96 (1.6)
Rural 98 (0.8) 99 (0.5) 93 (1.5) 94 (1.7)
Region                
Northeast 100 (†) 99 (0.7) 97 (1.5) 97 (1.1)
Southeast 98 (0.8) 97 (1.1) 96 (1.6) 96 (1.4)
Central 98 (0.7) 99 (0.6) 95 (1.3) 99 (0.7)
West 96 (1.4) 96 (1.2) 89 (2.3) 85 (2.9)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
2
               
Less than 6 percent 98 (0.9) 1001 (0.3) 97 (1.0) 97 (1.3)
6 to 20 percent 97 (1.0) 99 (0.6) 94 (1.5) 94 (1.8)
21 to 49 percent 99 (0.5) 97 (0.9) 93 (1.9) 92 (2.4)
50 percent or more 97 (1.4) 95 (1.3) 93 (1.5) 94 (1.7)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
               
0 to 25 percent 98 (0.8) 99 (0.6) 97 (1.1) 96 (1.4)
26 to 50 percent 99 (0.8) 98 (0.7) 93 (1.4) 94 (1.6)
51 to 75 percent 96 (2.0) 96 (1.4) 90 (2.2) 93 (1.7)
76 percent or more 98 (1.7) 99 (1.0) 96 (1.8) 93 (3.3)
† 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.
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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