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Job Summary and Mission: The Standards and Assessment Team at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is responsible for ensuring Board certification is administratively feasible, professionally credible, publicly acceptable, legally defensible and economically affordable and for enabling growth of certification in schools and equity in certification rates. The Associate of Standards should be committed…

National Board Conversations Podcast

Listen to our podcast series which takes us coast to coast in discussion with National Board Certified Teachers and educators as they share their amazing journeys and offer advice and insight into the certification process. Episode 1: Patricia Candelaria, a newly qualified NBCT from Austin, Texas.  Episode Transcript Episode 2: Juliana Urtubey, NBCT. The 2021 Nevada…

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Permian Strategic Partnership partner to recruit, retain and support National Board Certified Teachers in Southeast New Mexico and West Texas

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (National Board) announces today a partnership with the Permian Strategic Partnership (PSP) and the New Mexico National Board Certified Teacher Network to expand and accelerate the work of ensuring all students in the Permian Basin region are taught by accomplished, National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs). The initiative focuses…

Component 1: Content Knowledge

As a candidate, you take this computer based assessment in the spring of the year you purchase Component 1. If you have questions about scheduling an appointment to take Component 1: Content Knowledge, please go to the Pearson VUE customer support page at: https://home.pearsonvue.com/nbpts/contact or call 888-288-3028. You may also find answers to COVID-19 FAQs: https://home.pearsonvue.com/Test-takers/Resources.aspx?ot=collapse156

What is National Board Certification?

The National Board’s certification process is designed to collect standards-based evidence of accomplished practice. In all 25 certificate areas, candidates are required to complete four components. The specific instructions will vary by certificate area, as will the standards assessed by each component. Component 1: Content Knowledge A computer-based assessment asks you to demonstrate your understanding of content…

Vision

This Vision Keeps us Focused From our founding in 1987, the National Board’s mission has been to advance the quality of teaching and learning through a voluntary advanced certification. That vision is inspired by the model from other professions, such as medicine, where board certification symbolizes accomplished practice, both within the profession and in the…

National Board Registration and Candidate System: Resources and Supports

Use these resources to guide you as you purchase components in the new National Board candidate registration and management system. Note that for any candidates being supported by third-party payers or using the payment plan, they will have to apply those funds via a coupon code provided by the National Board. Please refer to the…

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Congratulations on starting your journey toward National Board Certification. Are you ready to get started now? Create your account and visit our Candidate Center for access to: The Guide to National Board Certification, which includes important dates, deadlines, and policy information for the current assessment cycle. Your certificate-specific Standards, component instructions, and Scoring Guide. Our most frequently asked questions regarding candidacy.

Teacher Career Continuum

Teacher Continuum – Building a Coherent Path to Accomplished Practice Today only a small fraction of America’s teachers are Board-certified—having demonstrated that their practice meets high standards for accomplished teaching that lead to research-proven advancements in student learning. To achieve the changes in education outcomes that we seek for all students, the number of accomplished…

Standards Revision

Since our founding, every element of the National Board’s work has been led by teachers, for teachers–the standards are no different. National Board Standards are regularly revised to ensure they describe all critical aspects of accomplished teaching and reflect the expectations that the teaching profession has established for Board-certified teachers in service of student learning.…