Teaching Specialist Application

The Teacher Specialist Application for Full-or Part-Time College Faculty is a two-step process:

Step I:  The applicant completes a Specialist Application and submits the application and fees to MTNA, 600 Vine St., Ste. 1710, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Step II:  The college faculty applicant chooses the process for either A or B.

A.  The college faculty applicant completes the four Specialist Projects.

  • Applicants will have one year from the time the application and fees are received to complete the Specialist Projects.
  • All Projects and Videos must be uploaded online. A link will be provided to each candidate following receipt of the application and fee.
  • Applicants will receive written notification from MTNA when the specialist process is successfully completed.
  • If some part of the Specialist Project is evaluated as insufficient, the Specialist designation will be deferred until that Project is evaluated as sufficient.


B.  The college faculty applicant submits a College Faculty Documentation Form. The applicant will receive the form, which is completed by the applicant’s dean or supervisor and is returned to MTNA. The applicant will receive written notification from MTNA when the specialist designation process is successfully completed.


Application Time Limit Policy

The MTNA Teaching Specialist process must be completed within one year from the date the application and fees are received at MTNA Headquarters. If the process is not completed within one year, the applicant may request, in writing, a single one-year time extension, after which an application extension fee will be assessed.