• National Board Certification (NBCT)

    National Board Certification (NBCT) is an advanced teaching credential and a challenging professional development experience offered by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). NBPTS offers 25 certificates that cover a variety of subject areas and student development levels. 

    A National Board Teacher Certificate is valid for five (5) years with the opportunity to renew the certification. 

    To be eligible for National Board Certification, a candidate must have:

    - At least three (3) years’ experience as a Pre K – 12 classroom teacher or school counselor in a public or private school

    - A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and;

    - A valid teaching license or a license to practice as a school counselor

    Certified staff attaining National Board Certification will receive an additional $3,000 stipend annually. 

    When applying for the National Board Certification stipend, please follow these steps:

    1)      In order to initiate the $3,000 stipend, submit the National Board Certification Verification Form to the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources by May 15th.

    2)      Forward a copy of a valid National Board Certificate by August 31st to the Human Resources Office.

    3)      Resubmit a valid certification every five (5) years to the Human Resources Office with the National Board Certification Verification Form.