Vermont-NEA is the Candidate Support Provider for National Board Certification. We have 85 or so current National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in the classroom, but 141 teachers have achieved National Board Certification. Some NBCTs have retired and some are in other education positions. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has been certifying teachers since the early 90s against rigorous standards. Although this is a voluntary certification, it is a natural continuum of our profession. Accomplished professional teachers, as evidenced by National Board Certification, is a growing voice of our profession.
NBPTS has a website for board certified teachers and those wishing to become board certified.
Click here for the Guide to National Board Certification.
For other National Board Resources go to www.boardcertifiedteachers.org/resources.
The high expectations of Board Certification may not be met by all candidates when they first submit the four components. In fact, more than half of candidates, nationally, do not achieve on their first attempt. Candidates have two years to redo components to achieve a higher score to become board certified. Advanced Candidates review the feedback received by NBPTS and create a plan for submission of up to two components. To join this hybrin (online and in-person) cohort, fill out the registration form found here.
Vermont-NEA is planning for next year's NBCT Cohorts. The cohort classes will include:
Register with Vermont-NEA by clicking here. The paperwork for college credit will be completed during the first class.
Candidates should register with National Board and pay the $75 registration fee before the first class (after May 1st, 2017). Many schools will reimburse candidates for the registration fee.
Pursuing NBC is a wonderful professional learning experience. Below are the current cohorts. If you would like Vermont-NEA to organize a cohort in your area, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about National Board Certification, visit www.boardcertifiedteachers.org.
We anticipate the following cohort locations for the 2017-2018 school year, but check often for more may be added as interest increases!
Vermont-NEA has developed a class for NBCTs up for renewal. This year, participants up for renewal are those who certificates expires in 2018 or 2019. Through review of the Five Core Propositions, Standards for Teaching, three types of writing, theories of leadership, and best practices within content areas, NBCTs create their Profile of Professional Growth and submit it to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and achieve renewal of their National Board Certification. If you are up for renewal and would like to participate in a renewal course, please download and send in the registration form found here.
For NBPTS resources including videos, handouts, and other important information can be found here. Below, you will find an informational Prezi and short videos.
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