Teacher Certification


MTNA Certification

MTNA's Certification program was established in 1967 to assist the general public in recognizing high standards of the music-teaching profession. Earning MTNA Certification means that a music teacher's qualifications have been evaluated and approved by a board of national leaders in the field of music teaching. MTNA Certification represents outstanding achievement, assuring music students of all ages that the teacher is educated, accomplished, and professional.

Goals of MTNA's Certification program include:

  • to recognize professional and pedagogical competence within the membership of MTNA
  • to promote the highest standards of music teaching through continuing education and professional involvement
  • to identify qualified music instructors who are committed to excellence in the profession

If you would like more information about becoming a "Nationally Certified Teacher of Music," contact MTNA and request the Certification Information Packet.


OMTA State Certification

The Oregon State Certificate is for members who do not have a degree in music and are not nationally certified. Applicants must meet requirements in three categories:

  1. Student demonstration
  2. Continuing education
  3. Professional involvement

Contact the OMTA Certification Chair for details and applications.

Contacts for State and National Certification

OMTA Certification Chair, Patti Widner, NCTM
503-246-8183

MTNA Staff Certification Assistant, Melissa Curtice
mcurtice@mtna.org or call 888-512-5278, ext. 237

Next Meeting

Monday, December 11, 2017, 9 AM

Holiday Party with music provided by our members
Place: TBA

Coming Events

District Ensemble Festival and Barnes and Noble Play-a-Thon

Coming Deadlines

Friday, February 2nd is the deadline for the Baroque Festival

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