Certification

Certification is a process that validates an individual’s qualifications for a specific field of professional practice. 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. Upon fulfillment of these standards, applicants are granted the MTNA Professional Certification credential with the designation, Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM).

To maintain the MTNA Professional Certification credential and designation, NCTM must continue fulfilling the program’s standards through the renewal process.

Why should i be a certified Music teacher?

LOCAL AFFILIATE CERTIFICATION CHAIRs

Baton ROuge

Katherine Tobey

tobeykath@cox.net

Cenla

Christine Allen

cburczykallen@gmail.com

GREATER SHREVEPORT

Zelda Orr

zeldaorr31@gmail.com

Lafayette

Sue Steck-Turner

steckturner@hotmail.com

Lake Charles

Mary Etherton

mocmtbi@yahoo.com

Monroe

Irena Jones

irenajones@att.net

New Orleans

Karen Smith

scoopsmith@aol.com

Northshore

LeRene Lambert

jklblambert@aol.com

National Certification Chair

Timothy Shook, NCTM

wichitacreativekeyboard@gmail.com

South Central Division Certification Chair

Terri Joy Hlubek, NCTM

magpies86@aol.com

Check Your Current Status

Melissa Curtice

mcurtice@mtna.org

1-888-512-5278 ex. 237