This certificate is appropriate for teachers who teach career and technical information subjects to students ages 11-18+ and who know industry-specific subject matter. Candidates are required to select one of eight specialty area clusters that are described in the standards below. Candidates should select the cluster that best identifies their teaching situation.
NOTICE: If you applied for National Board Certification as a first time candidate after March 1, 2014, please note that the description of National Board Certification presented in the following editions of National Board Standards does not reflect the revisions to the certification now in progress.
If you started the process in 2012 or 2013 prior to the revisions to the certification process, the description of National Board Certification is accurate for your candidacy.
Review the EAYA/ Career and Technical Education Assessment at a Glance to learn more about the following:
Read the EAYA/ Career and Technical Education Standards that represent a professional consensus on the aspects of practice that distinguish accomplished teachers.
Read the EAYA/ Career and Technical Education Portfolio Instructions as well as the General Portfolio Instructions to learn how to prepare, develop and submit your portfolio.
Understand how your entries are scored.