National Board Certification in Texas

The Opportunity 

The Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) creates a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grow National Board Certified Teachers in Texas. Beginning in April 2021, eligible National Board Certified teachers (NBCTs) will earn a Recognized designation on their Texas educator certificate.

Eligible NBCTs with a Recognized designation will generate an annual allotment between $3-$9k for their district. The funding amount will vary by campus based on the socioeconomic status of the students and the campus’ rural status. 90% or more of the allotment funds generated must be spent on teacher compensation on the campus where the designated teacher works. See more details at the Teacher Incentive Allotment website.



National Board Resources

In May 2020 a webinar was recorded to provide an overview of the benefits of National Board Certification and how the Texas Teacher Incentive Allotment (HB3) provides resources and incentives for teachers to become Board-certified. The webinar also highlights resources that can support teachers and districts interested in pursuing National Board Certification.

  • National Board Certification in Texas slides
  • Virtual Offerings to support educators pursuing National Board Certification in Texas

Past Webinars

TEA Resources

The Texas Education Agency has released a number of resources to help teachers, school and district leaders, and educational service center staff better understand TIA and the opportunity it provides to grow National Board Certification. Resources include:

The Texas National Board Coalition for Teaching 

This website is a great resource for:

  • NBCTs and National Board champion looking to get involved in the network
  • Candidates and those supporting candidates who are interested in candidate support resources

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