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Mathematics / Early Adolescence

This certificate is appropriate for teachers who teach students ages 11-15 and know the full range of the school mathematics curriculum (number and operation sense, algebra and functions, geometry, statistics and data analysis, concepts related to discrete mathematics and concepts related to calculus as described in the standards).

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.

Assessment at a Glance

Review the EA/ Mathematics Assessment at a Glance to learn more about the following:

  • Choosing the right certificate
  • Reviewing the Standards
  • Portfolio entry descriptions
  • Assessment center exercise descriptions
  • Retired prompts
  • Understanding the National Board scoring process
  • Certification planning timeline


Read the EA / Mathematics Standards that represent a professional consensus on the aspects of practice that distinguish accomplished teachers.

Portfolio Instructions

Read the EA / Mathematics Portfolio Instructions as well as the General Portfolio Instructions to learn how to prepare, develop and submit your portfolio.

Scoring Guide

Understand how your entries are scored.