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California Acts to Support National Board Certification

The California State Board of Education approved elements of a $250 million grant program to increase the number of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)-certified teachers in high-needs schools. Under the program, any teacher who has attained National Board certification is eligible to receive an award of $5,000 a year for five years if…

Third Party Payers

Third Party Payers These third-party payer resources are designed for states, districts, and organizations interested in providing monetary support to candidates undergoing the National Board certification process. If you are a candidate searching for funding, please visit the In Your State page to learn more about available resources. If you are not a third-party payer and you…

CMSD offering free National Board training for teachers

Julia McDill had decided not to pursue her master’s degree. The seven-year veteran teacher at Franklin Elementary still owes student loan debt from when she earned her bachelor’s in elementary education at the Mississippi University for Women. Adding to that debt just wasn’t feasible. Similarly, McDill had pondered earning her National Board certification, something that…

Supports for NBCTs working on Maintenance of Certification

The National Board made changes to provide flexibility for successfully completing your portfolio submissions, Renewal or Maintenance of Certification during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more on our Pursuing National Board Certification during COVID-19 page.Create a National Board account to learn the latest National Board candidate news. Free Canvas Course: Preparing for National Board Certification –…

ATLAS

ATLAS ATLAS Accomplished Teaching, Learning and Schools® To become an accomplished teacher, you need to see an accomplished teacher. The National Board aims to strengthen the career continuum for teachers by offering ATLAS, Accomplished Teaching, Learning and Schools®. ATLAS is a library of authentic video cases  showing National Board Certified Teachers at work in the…

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Standards Committee

Dr. Elbert Hawkins III., NBCT Dr. Elbert Hawkins earned his National Board Certification in School Counseling/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood. He currently serves as a school counselor for K-5 students at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro—Moss Street Partnership School, North Carolina. He works to ensure a safe and caring environment for all students…

National Board Assessment Data

Certification Rate The current certification rate for National Board Certification is 71%. This rate is made up of over 17,900 educators who have achieved National Board Certification since 2017, out of over 25,000 candidates who have completed the assessment during that same time period*.  The primary purpose of the National Board Certification assessment is to…

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…