Are you going to the National Conference? If not, I certainly hope you plan to come to our State Conference September 20-21. This kind of continuing education is vital to our continued growth and rejuvenation as music teachers!
When you are at a conference, do keep your eyes open for these letters: NCTM. “Nationally Certified Teacher of Music “ means this individual has demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in their area of expertise and met these standards:
- Professional preparation
- Professional teaching practice
- Professional business management
- Professionalism and partnerships
- Professional and personal renewal
Is it any wonder that you see so many NCTMs floating around at conferences? These are the people we learn from. If you don’t already have these initials after your name, you can! Visit www.mtna.org; click on “Engage” and then “MTNA Certification Program.” Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.