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National Board Certification Guide
2020-2021 Scholarship Forms
* Initial Candidates
What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do
Eligibility - review the three requirements to determine if you are currently eligible to begin the process of National Board Certification.
Areas of Certification
Based on its Five Core Propositions, the National Board offers standards in 25 certificate areas structured along two dimensions: the developmental level of the students and the subject areas. Choosing the certificate area that best reflects the age range of students and the subject you teach is important because you must be able to demonstrate content and pedagogical knowledge across the full age range of the chosen certificate area (and specialty area, if applicable). Our recommendation to all potential candidates is to carefully study the standards, as well as the demands of the entries and exercises, to determine whether you will be able to demonstrate your level of accomplished practice.
NBPTS Five Core Propsitions
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards - The National Board is recognized for developing the professional standards that define what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. The National Board also administers National Board Certification, a voluntary assessment program that certifies educators who meet those standards.
Website for candidates and to learn more about the process of National Board Certification.
Website for a more broad understanding of the National Board.
Your Maryland Certification - one of the three requirements for National Board Certification is a MD state licence. You can Check your MSDE Certification and print it yourself. Also, if you have questions for the Certification Unit they have lots of information.
To advance student learning and achievement by establishing the definitive standards and systems for certifying accomplished educators, providing programs and advocating policies that support excellence in teaching and leading and engaging National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) and leaders in that process.
Highly accomplished teachers are essential to improving schools. The National Board Process is unlike any other professional development experience in MCPS. It takes “The Skillful Teacher” to the next level where she can demonstrate that they have achieved certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.