Looking to get certified?
Teacher certification and licensure practices for music educators vary by state. Preservice music teachers, practicing music teachers, and music teacher educators can all benefit from knowing what the music teacher certification practices are in each state.
Consider a Career in Music
Want to teach music? NAfME is here for you every step of the way!
This informative flyer for teachers, parents, administrators, and students shares the rewards of a career in music education as well as tips for getting started on your journey and additional resources.
NAfME Music Teacher Profession Initiative
The Music Teacher Profession Initiative (MTPI) was formed in 2021 by NAfME to identify barriers to equity in music teacher recruitment, education, and retention. A task force of NAfME leaders representing institutions of higher education across the country conducted research related to the challenges facing:
- High school students as they make the decision to pursue a career in music education
- Collegiate pre-service music educators in their undergraduate degree programs
- New music educators in their first five years in the profession
Become a Music Teacher!
The Teach Music Coalition, of which NAfME is a part, shares resources and solutions to the immediate, short term and longer-term challenges facing the music educator workforce, working to retain, shepherd, and recruit the next generation of music educators. Students, parents, counselors, and teachers will find information at TeachMusic.org to help launch a career as a music educator.