The MTNA Professional Certification Program exists to improve the level of professionalism within the field of music teaching. Certification helps readily identify competent teachers within the community and provides these teachers with prestige, recognition and the potential for student recruitment and increased earning power.

The certification process validates an individual’s qualifications for a specific field of professional practice. It signifies commitment to continued excellence in professional practice. In addition, it increases visibility, builds credibility, provides a goal for personal professional achievement and validates expertise. The MTNA Professional Certification program exists for teachers who teach music to students of any age level in private or group settings.

The program is based upon a set of five standards defining what a competent music teacher should know and be able to do:

  1. Professional Preparation
  2. Professional Teaching Practice
  3. Professional Business Management
  4. Professionalism and Partnerships
  5. Professional and Personal Renewal

 

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