With the start of the new school year comes possibilities. This could be the year you begin your journey towards National Board certification. How do you know if you are eligible?
- Have you taught for at least three years with an unencumbered state teaching license?
- Do you have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university?
*Additional requirements for World Language candidates
If you answered yes to both questions, you are eligible.
Did you know that there are 8,863* National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in SC? In fact, SC has the third highest number of NBCTs in the nation. You could be one of them. The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has been in existence since 1987, and it is a peer-reviewed process that is led primarily by classroom teachers. There are over 110,000 NBCTs in the United States.
*As reported by NBPTS
There are five core propositions that guide the National Board process.
- Teachers are committed to students and their learning.
- Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students
- Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
- Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.
- Teachers are members of learning communities.
If you are interested in learning more about the National Board process, visit http://boardcertifiedteachers.org/first-time-candidates to learn more about the the 25 different certification areas and the standards.
Before making the decision, consider the following:
*How much time can devote to the process this year?
*What resources do you already have, and what resources will you need?
*Have you talked with SC NBCTs in your certificate area?
*Have you reached out to your school district’s liaison for support?
*There is support that may be available in your school, district, or region.
Is this your year? If so, be sure to register before the January 31st deadline.
If you would like more information about the NB certification process please join CERRA during a free, online workshop designed to provide all of the information you need in order to start this process. The workshop will be held from 4:00-5:15 on September 22nd. Participants may join the meeting via phone or computer.
Please click the link below to register.