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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Announces Policy Change Allowing Early Career Teachers Access to Certification, Paired with a Support Program Pilot for Kentucky Educators

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is excited to announce a change in policy that will allow early career teachers to begin pursuing National Board Certification as soon as they begin their teaching careers. Previously, educators must have completed three successful years of teaching prior to beginning the National Board Certification process. The policy…

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Announces Policy Change Allowing Early Career Teachers Access to Certification

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is excited to announce a change in policy that will allow early career teachers to begin pursuing National Board Certification as soon as they begin their teaching careers. Previously, educators must have completed three successful years of teaching prior to beginning the National Board Certification process. The policy…

Webinar Replays and Resources

Category: All A New School Year Community And Student And Parent Engagement Equity And Social Justice Growing National Board National Board Candidates Professional Learning Specific Content Area Support For National Board Candidates Teacher Self Care And Sel Virtual Learning – General And Designing Lessons Virtual Tools And Platforms Date Day Time Topic/Resources 7/29 Thursday 11:00…

North Carolina

North Carolina Specific Incentives In North Carolina, NBCTs move to a new salary schedule upon achieving National Board Certification, resulting in a 12 percent salary increase. The state of North Carolina will loan the assessment fee to eligible teachers. The state grants full licensure renewal to all teachers completing the National Board Certification process, regardless…

Maryland

Maryland Specific Incentives: NBCTs actively teaching in Maryland public schools will earn a salary increase of $10,000 dollars. Teachers staying or moving to a low performing school will receive an additional $7,000 added to their salary. Initial and maintenance candidates for National Board Certification who qualify for the Incentive Program for Certification can receive fee…

Texas

Texas Specific Incentives: Through the Teacher Incentive Allotment, NBCTs who are classroom teachers will receive a “Recognized” Designation from the department of education and will therefore be eligible for an annual payment of between $3,000 and $9,000, depending on their school. These payments go directly to an NBCT’s school and usually are transferred to the…

California

California Specific Incentives: The National Board Certification Incentive Program in California went into effect July 1st, 2021, and grants up to $25,000 to teachers who have achieved National Board Certification and who agree to teach at a high priority school for at least five years $2,500 can also be granted to teachers who initiate the…

Policy Change for Certification Requirements

Q:What is the policy change? A:The National Board is changing the eligibility requirements to begin the process of National Board Certification. We are opening up access to educators interested in the Board certification process by allowing candidates to begin the process of Board certification before completing three (3) years of successful teaching (or counseling for…

Being an NBCT comes with an obligation to equity

By: Megan Jenny, NBCT and Lauren Jewett, NBCT There have been more than a few documented instances of lawmakers excluding classroom teachers from discussions and deliberations—including the No Child Left Behind legislation of 2001. And we all know how disastrously that turned out, ushering in an era of excessive standardized testing, commodification of education, and…

The Importance of Building Relationships…and Repairing Them

So this happened.  Generally, I am relatively easy to get along with – people like me. Not so much last week when a confrontation with a student escalated to a point where I lost my cool. It happens – in the classroom, in my office, in any work environment, and in relationships. The problem in…