Create a new program of study focused on the employment opportunities available for music educators as Elementary School, Middle School, High School and Post-Secondary School teachers. This program will also focus on the completion of CTE certificates in music technology by currently employed Elementary School, Middle School and High School music teachers in the surrounding communities. In addition to CTE certificate completion, this program will prepare students for certifications from leading manufactures of music technology software. It will also strengthen pathways for students who earn A.A. Degrees or A.D.T Degrees in Commercial Music and transfer to California State Universities.
This program will increase the quality of current CTE programs by updating classrooms, practice rooms and the music library with industry standard software, hardware and music-teaching technologies. It will increase student access to these technologies by creating lab and library hours. Curriculum will be created and updated in order to prepare students for certifications in these technologies.
This program will increase the quantity of CTE programs by creating a Music Teacher Technology Certificate. This certificate will consist of classes in music technology and implementing music technology in the classroom.
This program will increase the number of students that will achieve successful work outcomes because an increasing number of music teaching jobs in Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools, or Post Secondary Schools require experience with music technology. Many B.A., B.M. or M.A. degrees that satisfy the requirements for these jobs do not require classes in music technology. Candidates that complete the Music Teacher Technology Certificate and the industry certifications will have a better chance of achieving successful work outcomes when seeking employment. This program will also increase successful work outcomes for currently employed music teachers who received their degrees prior to rise of music technology in the classroom.