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Board certification for teachers

Policymakers, get your questions about Board certification answered in a new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

Research on National Board Certification and Student Achievement
Advancing Student Achievement

A decade’s worth of research shows that the students of Board-certified teachers learn more than their peers.

National Board blog on education from curriculum to policy
What's on the blog?

Board-certified teachers share views and insights from the classroom and beyond on The Standard.

Picturing Accomplished Practice

Announcing an interactive look inside the classrooms of NBCTs! With a case library of video and written commentary, ATLAS is the ideal teacher prep and professional learning resource.

Five Core Propositions
Five Core Propositions

The Five Core Propositions set forth the profession's vision for accomplished teaching and form the foundation for National Board Certification.

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Get Certified

Created by teachers, for teachers, National Board Certification is the profession's mark of accomplished teaching. Start your journey today at boardcertifiedteachers.org.


T&L Conference 2016


Save the date for Teaching & Learning 2016, happening March 11-12th in D.C., with pre-conference workshops on March 10th.

Teacher Leadership

Teach to Lead Initiative

Teach to Lead is working to expand opportunities for teacher leadership to improve outcomes for students. Our Teacher Leadership Initiative is developing a new generation of teacher leaders to advance the profession in the 21st century.

$19.4M Federal SEED Grant Will Grow Ranks of Accomplished, Board-Certified Teachers Teaching and Leading in High-Need Schools ...

ARLINGTON, VA—July 1, 2015 — An education leader who called for elevating teaching to the ranks of esteemed professions such as medicine and...