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Renewal

Renewal Renewal Overview National Board Certification is a public assurance that teachers have met the profession’s highest standards for accomplished practice. It also signifies that teachers are up to date on the knowledge and best practice in their certificate area. As in other professions, certification requires periodic demonstration of knowledge and skills. Until 2020, Renewal…

Pursue Board Certification in 2021-2022

Pursue Board Certification in 2021-2022 Requirements for Exceptions and Portfolio Submission during COVID-19  for First Time and Retake Candidates (who did not defer) The National Board is committed to ensuring you have flexibility for successfully completing and submitting portfolio components during a time when COVID-19 has far-reaching impacts on professional and personal lives. A complete…

Candidates Pursuing Certification Who Deferred in 2019-2020 and/or 2020-2021

Candidates Pursuing Certification Who Deferred in 2019-2020 and/or 2020-2021 Requirements for Exceptions and Portfolio Submission during COVID 19 for First Time and Retake Candidates Who Deferred in 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 The National Board is committed to ensuring you have flexibility for successfully completing and submitting portfolio components during a time when COVID-19 has far-reaching impacts…

NBCTs pursuing Maintenance of Certification in 2021-2022 (who did not defer)

NBCTs pursuing Maintenance of Certification in 2021-2022 (who did not defer) Requirements for Exceptions and Portfolio Submission during COVID-19  NBCTs working on MOC in 2021-2022 The National Board is committed to ensuring you have the flexibility for successfully completing and submitting portfolio components during a time when COVID-19 has far-reaching impacts on professional and personal…

Maintenance of Certification candidates who deferred in 2019-2020 and/or 2020-2021

Maintenance of Certification candidates who deferred in 2019-2020 and/or 2020-2021 Requirements for Exceptions and Portfolio Submission during COVID-19  NBCTs who Deferred in 2020-2021and are submitting MOC in 2022 The National Board is committed to ensuring you have the flexibility for successfully completing and submitting portfolio components during a time when COVID-19 has far-reaching impacts on…

Standards

Standards Created by Teachers, for Teachers National Board Standards are developed by committees of outstanding educators who are broadly representative of accomplished professionals in their field. The committees are governed by the Board of Directors and the Certification Council, the majority of whom are National Board Certified Teachers. The Five Core Propositions form the basis…

Dr. Travis J. Bristol Elected New Chair of NBPTS Board of Directors

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced today that Travis J. Bristol, PhD, has been elected Chairman of the NBPTS Board of Directors, succeeding Dr. Terry Holliday who served in the role since 2015. Dr. Bristol, whose term will begin in November 2021, comes to the Board with 17 years of experience in classroom…

Tales from the Pandemic: Lessons learned as an administrator during COVID-19

Starting the School Year. As a school-based administrator entering my 3rd year in a building, I have experienced very little “normal.” I thought this year would be different.  Er, rather, I hoped. Here we are on the Friday before teachers return.  COVID-19 numbers are surging.  Mask wars are on full-scale. Staff members are stressed already.…

Why administrators should consider National Board Certification

Is NBCT for me?  Of course! In the year 2000 when I achieved National Board certification, nobody in my district had attempted nor had achieved certification. So I decided to take that plunge! I initially sought National Board certification because I wanted to continue to build my mastery of teaching and I thought going through…

Seeing Dyslexia through three sets of lenses

From as early as I can remember in elementary school, I had difficulties with words, spelling, and sounds. That difficulty was diagnosed when I was in fourth grade (currently the majority of cases of dyslexia are not identified until at least third grade), but I truly did not begin to understand that it is dyslexia…