Certified or not

Irynn Grace said: Sep 6, 2013
 Viola, Violin
1 posts

Hello everyone,
I recently found out that my courses have been registered…i am a participant. Does this mean I am a certified Suzuki teacher?


Ms. S

Mengwei Shen said: Sep 6, 2013
Mengwei Shen
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Piano, Cello
Jersey City, NJ
221 posts

SAA doesn’t consider it “certification”—see https://suzukiassociation.org/teachers/training/

“Registration of courses is not regarded as certification: certification as such is not offered by SAA. However, teachers have the opportunity to participate in the SAA’s Certificate of Achievement Program.”

I was told in teacher training class that there is no “test” or graded exam at the end of a teacher training course and thus they call it “registered” but not “certified”. But there are definitely others calling it that.

Sue Hunt said: Sep 7, 2013
Sue HuntViola, Violin
403 posts

An important part of being a Suzuki teacher, is a commitment to life long learning. Easy certification would have been a disincentive to me.

One of the most valuable opportunities offered by the SAA, is the opportunity to retake modules with different gifted & talented teacher trainers.

MaryLou Roberts said: Sep 7, 2013
MaryLou RobertsTeacher Trainer
Institute Director
Suzuki Association Member
Ann Arbor, MI
303 posts

This is somewhat related, I just found out you can print a piece of paper stating your course has been registered with the SAA……log in, go to your account and click on the course, and there is something you an print.

Emily said: Dec 1, 2013
 59 posts

Your courses are registered, but it does not mean you are certified. You must complete the certification program.

Emily Christensen
Music Teacher & Writer

Gloria said: Dec 7, 2013
Suzuki Association Member
75 posts

Maybe we need a definition for “to register” and “to certify” in the context we are talking about?

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