More than 4,000 Teachers Renew National Board Certification, Demonstrate Ongoing Commitment to Students and High Standards

ARLINGTON, Va. — October 28, 2019 — The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has announced that 4,786 teachers have renewed their National Board certification and demonstrated that they teach to the highest professional standards. These renewed National Board Certified Teachers come from from 48 states, many of which provide a salary stipend or incentive for these teachers. 

There are currently more than 20,000 teachers pursuing National Board certification, a mark of distinction that recognizes accomplished teaching. National Board standards were created by teachers, for teachers, and National Board certification is a voluntary process that acknowledges that teachers have met those standards. 

“Today’s announcement is cause for celebration because thousands more teachers have shown that they teach to the highest standards in the profession. Research makes clear that the 122,000 NBCTs teaching in our nation’s schools have a significant impact on student learning. Students of all backgrounds are the beneficiaries. The future becomes brighter as we all work towards an accomplished teacher for every student, in every classroom, across the country,” said Peggy Brookins, NBCT, President and CEO of The National Board.

In December, the National Board will announce this year’s class of new National Board Certified Teachers and will hold a nationwide celebration during #TeamNBCT week – in order to honor all teachers who are working to ensure that their teaching practice meets the highest standards in the profession.

“Along with stakeholders from coast to coast, we work daily to increase the number of Board-certified teachers,” Brookins added. “Every child, regardless of background, deserves the benefits of being taught by the highest quality teachers. It will be a good day for our students, our schools and our communities when students have this advantage.”


About the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (

The founding mission of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by: (1) maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do; (2) providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards; and (3) advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers. Recognized as the “gold standard” in teacher certification, the National Board believes higher standards for teachers means better learning for students.