Magdalena Mata is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescence Social Studies in Texas, a mother of 3 children, married to her college sweetheart and is an advocate for public education. She has served on the Texas National Board Coalition for Teaching since 2020 and has been their Administrative Liaison, responsible for contracting and engaging with districts across the state to bring awareness and support for the National Board Certification process. She was born in West Texas but has lived in Central Texas her adult life. Mrs. Mata taught middle school social studies for 15 years then transitioned into an Instructional Coach where she supported teachers in their classrooms. She is currently a full-time Graduate student seeking her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in addition to mentoring teachers in their NB journey, facilitating professional development at national conferences, and connecting across the state with social studies teachers. Follow her @MrsMata_NBCT

The National Board keeps growing in Texas

August 30, 2023

By: Magdalena Mata, NBCT Texas is heating up its National Board status! Since 2019, with the establishment of the Texas National Board Coalition for Teaching (TXNBCT) Network, Texas has grown the number of candidates each year.  In 2019, the Texas legislature passed House Bill 3 that included the Texas Incentive Allotment (TIA) that earned National Board Certified teachers (NBCTs) a “Recognized” designation on their educator certificate and the opportunity to earn an additional stipend of $3,000-9,000.  Currently, there are 1,210 NBCTs in Texas and 1,520 Candidates in a state with more than 400,000 teachers. TXNBCT has been at the forefront…

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