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Why MTNA Professional Certification?
Fosters excellence in music education through the development of criteria, standards, and guidelines for assessing educational competencies in performance, music theory, music history/literature, and pedagogy/teacher education.
Assures the educational community, the general public, and other agencies or organizations that the MTNA Professional Certification Program for applied music teachers has been clearly defined with appropriate objectives.
Provides a national forum for the discussion and consideration of concerns relevant to the preservation and advancement of standards in the field of music and music education.
Develops a national unity and strength for the purpose of maintaining the position of music study in the family of fine arts and humanities and providing qualified teachers to guide that study.
Sets a uniform national minimum standard of achievement without restricting the development of new ideas, experimentation, or the expansion of personal standards.
For the Music Teacher
Offers a process by which teachers may examine and update their libraries, teaching methods, business practices and philosophies.
Encourages improvement in teaching through continuous self-study and planning.
Raises the likelihood for a higher level of teacher competency and effectiveness.
Provides a goal for personal professional achievement for music teachers.
Increases the potential for earning power for music teachers.
Improves the level of professionalism within the field of music teaching.
Identifies for the public competent music teachers.