Reply To: MFA question
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Here’s the interesting part. With such a focus on teacher effectiveness, the NC state legislature decided they would no longer recognize any Master or Doctoral degrees. There is no research to support the fact that a teacher\’s effectiveness increases with advanced degrees. Scary, right? Seems to be a trend appearing in education. With that being said, you will have to make a hard decision. Maybe, the Master of Fine Arts in World Percussion makes sense for you. If so, go for it. I think any way you cut it, you would be well qualified to teach!
Mark Propst, Chair NAfME Music Program Leaders