Alabama Music Teachers Association

Affiliated with Music Teachers National Association

Teacher Certification

Certification Overview

The MTNA Professional Certification Program exists to improve the level of professionalism within the field of music teaching. It benefits the members of the profession itself, as well as the public, who interacts with the professional.

For the music teaching professional, certification provides prestige, recognition and the potential for student recruitment and increased earning power. For the public, certification helps readily identify competent music teachers in their communities.

Those interested in becoming a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music should consult the MTNA Certification Website for complete information, including:

•    Certification standards

•    The certification process

•    The renewal process

•    Application forms

•    Resources

How To Get Started

For more information go to You may also contact AMTA's State Certification Chair Barbara Shinn at or by phone at 205-335-8736.