This certificate is appropriate for teachers who teach students ages 3-12 and know the range of the Literacy: Reading-Language Arts curriculum (reading, writing, listening, speaking and viewing). Some of these teachers are assigned to teach a single student at a time, while others are assigned small groups or whole classes of students. Some focus their teaching on a prescribed approach to teaching literacy, while others may teach a broader, more open curriculum. All teachers, without regard to their assignment, practice in a manner designed to advance student learning in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts.
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 EMC/ Literacy: Reading-Language Arts Assessment at a Glance to learn more about the following:
Read the EMC/ Literacy: Reading-Language Arts Standards that represent a professional consensus on the aspects of practice that distinguish accomplished teachers.
Read the EMC/ Literacy: Reading-Language Arts 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.