Practice & Policy

Practice and Policy

In addition to setting standards of accomplished teaching and certifying that teachers meet those standards, a central part of the National Board’s mission is to advocate for related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers.

To ensure that great teaching is the norm and that Board certification is the expectation for all teachers, we need policies that strengthen the coherence of the teaching career continuum. The National Board’s policy and advocacy efforts work with federal, state and local lawmakers to advance this mission. Similarly, National Board programs engage teachers, administrators and system leaders across the country to spread the impact of National Board Certified Teachers.


Advocacy for National Board Certification

Join us in elevating the teaching profession to ensure great teaching for all students National Board Certified Teachers and policymakers are driving change by creating a world-class…




A decade’s worth of research shows that the students of Board-certified teachers learn more. The National Board works with an array of partners across K-12 and higher…




Collaborative Professional Learning National Board Certified Teachers across the country have advocated for ways to bring accomplished teaching—and by extension, improved student learning—to scale using National Board…