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Michigan Establishes its First Incentive Fund for National Board-Certified Teachers with $5M in State Funding

Funding modeled after Teach For America Detroit fellowship, championed by State Senator Darrin Camilleri (D-Trenton) and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) DETROIT, MI. July 20, 2023 – Michigan will begin paying teachers who currently hold National Board Certification and serve in high-need schools up to $10,000 through an incentive fund established in…

Life. Teaching. Mauna Loa.

BREAKING NEWS FLASH-At approximately 11:30 p.m. HST November 27, lava broke to the surface within Moku‘āweoweo, the summit caldera on Mauna Loa, for the first time in 38 years. (Mauna Loa USGS) The eruption became a viral topic, caused trepidation to many, and brought a notion that the end was near. Who would not be…

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Awards the Inaugural Champion for Change Award to Dr. James Meredith

On Friday, June 9th, The National Board recognized Dr. James Meredith by awarding him the inaugural Champions for Change award. Dr. Meredith is an individual who passionately advocates for our mission of ensuring that every child benefits from the transformative impact of Board-certified teachers.  Dr. Meredith is a revered civil rights activist and figure in…

Session 4

National Board Homeroom Back to Homeroom Session 4 Suggested Timeline: March-May Office Hours Opportunity: April 10, 2024 at 7:00 PM Register for Office Hours: April 10, 2024 at 7:00 PM Understand the submission process and submit Celebrate!   Step 1 Step 1 Component 1 Research/Materials: (Only complete if taking Component 1-otherwise, skip to Reminders for…

Session 3

National Board Homeroom Back to Homeroom Session 4 Suggested Timeline: March-May Office Hours Opportunity: April 10, 2024 at 7:00 PM Register for Office Hours: April 10, 2024 at 7:00 PM Understand the submission process and submit Celebrate!   Step 1 Step 1 Component 1 Research/Materials: (Only complete if taking Component 1-otherwise, skip to Reminders for…

Session 2

National Board Homeroom Back to Homeroom Go to Next Session Session 4 Suggested Timeline: March-May Office Hours Opportunity: April 10, 2024 at 7:00 PM Register for Office Hours: April 10, 2024 at 7:00 PM Understand the submission process and submit Celebrate!   Step 1 Step 1 Component 1 Research/Materials: (Only complete if taking Component 1-otherwise,…

Session 1

National Board Homeroom Back to Homeroom Go to Next Session Session 4 Suggested Timeline: March-May Office Hours Opportunity: April 10, 2024 at 7:00 PM Register for Office Hours: April 10, 2024 at 7:00 PM Understand the submission process and submit Celebrate!   Step 1 Step 1 Component 1 Research/Materials: (Only complete if taking Component 1-otherwise,…

Homeroom

Welcome to Homeroom! A hub of sequenced resources designed to help you navigate your Board certification journey, whether you are just starting or have already completed components. You will see suggested timelines that will help you manage your time throughout your process. National Board Certification Process Session 1 Suggested Timeline: May-September In This Session You…

Why do I Still Choose to Teach?

By: Noraa Ransey, NBCT My why is simple: the kids of Kentucky deserve a voice! “A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.” This Chinese proverb was most apparent during the pandemic. We became all hands on deck, and every stakeholder stepped up to do what it…

Paying for Certification

Paying for Certification Certification Cost   We know that educators may have questions about paying for their certification. This page includes funding resources and payment plan options. The National Board assessment is grouped into four components. With each of the four components costing $475, the total certification cost is $1,900. Candidates can pay for and…