RESTON VA: The National Art education Association announced the addition of a new 624 page arts education resource Peterson's Professional Degree Programs in the Visual and Performing Arts to the association publications list. "It's a valuable resource, not only for visual arts teachers," says Thomas Hatfield, NAEA Executive Director, "but an equally important source for music, theatre, and dance teachers."

The new resource is a comprehensive directory to all accredited U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities the grant undergraduate degrees in studio art, music, theater, and dance. Includes profiles on 400 schools with over 800 programs. It also includes handy quick-reference charts, program descriptions, financial aid, addresses, and application steps.

"If we want to encourage our students to continue their education in the arts," states Hatfield, "we must also provide them with information on where they can continue that study. This directory does just that."

Peterson's Professional Degree Programs is an indispensable resource for every art, music, dance, and theatre department, career center, guidance office, and school library.

Copies of Peterson's Professional Degree Programs , 624 pgs. 1998, ISBN >1-56079-281-7, can be purchased from NAEA Publications, 1916 Association Drive, Reston VA 22091 for $27.00 ( NAEA member price $ 23.00) plus shipping/handling.

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