National Certification

The MTNA National Certification Program exists to improve the level of professionalism within the field of music teaching. Every member of our district is encouraged and invited to become nationally certified by completing five projects which detail your preparation, your skills, and your professionalism. We offer classes for those interested in certification, and attendees say that the group dynamic and peer support assists in many ways. But the projects can also be done on your own, and on your own time-table.

To get started, go to  Read about the general standards and the five specific projects. Then contact the District Certification Chair (see below) for help and support.  It is up to each of us to engage in life-long learning and seek to become the finest teacher we can possibly be.  The process to become nationally certified will enrich your life and help your career as a teacher.

Here are the words of Nelita True, NCTM, a leader in our field: “One of the privileges of being a member of MTNA is the assurance that the organization is dedicated to encouraging excellence in the teaching of music.  Nothing speaks to this more eloquently than National Certification.”

Central East Certification Chairperson
Janice Cook, NCTM
1020 Woodman Drive, Columbus, OH 43085
(614) 848-3360 –

Updated September 3, 2018