• National Board Certification

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    The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’ mission is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by:

    • Maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do.
    • Providing a national voluntary system to certify teachers who meet these standards.
    • Advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of Board-certified teachers.

    To become Board Certified, teachers complete four rigorous components that together assess a teacher’s entire practice: content knowledge, differentiation in instruction, teaching practice and learning environment, and effective and reflective practitioner. Certified teachers who hold a valid National Board Certification are compensated with an additional stipend annually.

    Visit the NBPTS website to find out more about National Board Certification, or about becoming a candidate.