what is SMTE?

The Society for Music Teacher Education was founded in 1982 and is open to those members of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) with a particular interest in music teacher education.

Checking the “teacher education” interest area on the NAfME membership form establishes membership in the Society for Music Teacher Education.

ASPAs

Also known as Areas for Strategic Planning and Action, These twelve action groups have been created to develop and implement action plans related to current critical issues in music teacher education.

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Symposia

The goal of our biennial conference is to sustain professional conversations and collaborative action while challenging our profession to imagine possibilities for the future of music education.

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latest news

Read recent updates from SMTE.

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Resources

Find tools and links related to ASPAs, research, the handbook, additional organizations, and more.

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Teacher Evaluation

Help us collect data so we may provide a forum for discussion on issues related to the evaluation of music teachers, including the evaluation of pre-service and in-service teachers.

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SMTE LEADERSHIP

Members of the Executive Board, Journal of Music Teacher Education Editorial Committee, and regional chairs can be found here.

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ASPAs

We invite SMTE members to identify with one or more ASPAs, contribute via the web-based discussion forums, and participate in ASPA projects.

Critical Examination of Curricula

Music Teacher Identity Development

Music Teacher Health and Wellness

Music Teacher Educators: Identification, Preparation, and Professional Development

Cultural Diversity and Social Justice

Policy

School/University Partnerships

Program Admission, Assessment, and Alignment

Supporting Beginning Music Teachers

Teacher Evaluation

Professional Development for Music Teachers

Teacher Recruitment