This certificate is appropriate for teachers who teach students ages 14-18+ and who know the full range of the school science curriculum: physical sciences, life sciences and earth and space sciences.
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.
A new edition of the Science Standards (3rd edition) has been published. If you are a first-time candidate beginning the certification process in 2014-15, please use these revised standards linked below.
Candidates who applied in 2013-14 and earlier should continue to use the previous version of the standards.
Review the AYA / Science Assessment at a Glance to learn more about the following:
Read the AYA / Science Standards (revised) that represent a professional consensus on the aspects of practice that distinguish accomplished teachers.
Understand how your entries are scored.