District Of Columbia

State Policies

Policy Area State Policy
Arts as Core Academic Subject

Not found in statute or code.

Early Childhood Arts Ed State Standards District of Columbia Common Core Early Learning Standards (2012)
Elementary & Secondary Arts Ed State Standards District of Columbia Arts Education Standards (2008)
Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Elementary

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Middle

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - High School

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Requirements for High School Graduation High school graduation requirements include a .5 credit in music and a .5 credit in art. (D.C. Mun. Regs. tit. 5, § 22.2203.2)
Arts Alternatives for High School Graduation

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Ed Assessment Requirements

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Ed Requirements for State Accreditation

Not found in statute or code.

Licensure Requirements for Non-Arts Teachers

General Education Requirements: All persons who desire a teaching certificate from the District of Columbia shall satisfy the following requirements: (c) A minimum of forty-eight (48) semester hours in a program of general or liberal education including each of the following fields: (1) Humanities 12 semester hours: (at least one course in each area): (B) Literature, art, music, philosophy. (D.C. Mun. Regs. tit. 5, § 16.1600.1)

Early Childhood Education: In addition to the general education requirements, for certification in early childhood education, the following shall be required: (a) A minimum of thirty (30) semester hours in the professional foundations and instructional knowledge areas that provide theoretical and research knowledge and practical skills in the following areas: (4) Curriculum for teaching young children including coursework in observation and recording of young children’s behavior in the following: (B) Content-developmentally appropriate integrated learning experiences in health, safety, science, mathematics, social studies, language arts (listening, speaking, writing, reading), literature, art, music, drama, and movement. (D.C. Mun. Regs. tit. 5, § 16.1602.1)

Elementary Education (Grades 1-6): In addition to the general and professional education requirements, for certification in elementary education, the following shall be required: (7) Appreciation and creative expression in fine arts including at least two (2) of the following: art, music, drama, dance, and film (six (6) semester hours). (D.C. Mun. Regs. tit. 5, § 16.1606.1)

Licensure Requirements for Arts Teachers Performing Arts: [Identifies license requirements for teachers of the following art forms] Visual Arts (D.C. Mun. Regs. tit. 5, § 16.1629), Music (D.C. Mun. Regs. tit. 5, § 16.1630), Drama and Theatre (D.C. Mun. Regs. tit. 5, § 16.1631), Dance (D.C. Mun. Regs. tit. 5, § 16.1632), Art 9 K-12 (D.C. Mun. Regs. tit. 5, § 16.1636), Music-Instrumental K-12 (D.C. Mun. Regs. tit. 5, § 16.1645), Music-Vocal K-12 (D.C. Mun. Regs. tit. 5, § 16.1646).
State Arts Ed Grant Program or School for Arts

Not found in statute or code.

Other State Arts Ed Policies

Not found in statute or code.

Links to Administrative Code

District of Columbia Municipal Regulations

Links to State Statutes

District of Columbia Official Code

Arts Ed Surveys

Survey Info Description
Date of Survey

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Date of Release/Publication

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Population or Sample

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Unit of Analysis (school or district)

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Response Rate to Survey

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Survey Report

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Date of Past Survey

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Public K-12 Education Indicators

Indicator Value
Total Enrollment

76,140

Pupil/Teacher Ratio

12.9

Per Pupil Expenditures

$25,038

% High School Graduation Rate

59.9%

% High School Drop-out Rate

5.4%

% Eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch

61.6%

% Minority Students

91.6%

% English Language Learners

10.3%

% Served Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

16.5%