National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Welcome! The National Board is seeking teaching professionals to test drive our newest Board Certification process.

Participants will help shape the future of teaching and gain valuable insight into the certification process.

Over the next two years, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards will begin field testing three components of the revised certification process. The revisions will make the certification process more flexible, affordable and efficient so that many more teachers and students of education can benefit. National Board Certified Teachers, as well as teachers who have not yet achieved certification, are invited to apply for the field tests.

You can fill out the form below in five minutes and be on your way to field testing the most respected teacher certification process in the country, at no cost and no risk.

Similar to certification in fields like medicine, National Board Certification is a rigorous, peer-reviewed process that ensures that Board-certified teachers have proven skills to advance student achievement. Board Certification gives teachers the tools to define and measure teaching excellence.

Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential. As part of the process, teachers must analyze their teaching context and students’ needs, submit videos of their teaching, and provide student work samples that demonstrate growth and achievement.

Through this structured and iterative process, teachers expand and refine their content knowledge and pedagogy. The outcome is more powerful teaching that improves student achievement and reflects college and career readiness.

There is no cost for you to participate in the NBPTS certification field test. However, no scores will be given to participants, as the field tests are for research only and cannot be counted toward certification. The field test will help shape the future of National Board Certification for the benefit of teachers across the country. By participating you can test drive the certification process before fully committing to certification.

As a token of thanks, all participants will receive a letter of commendation from the National Board, and up to $50 in gift cards to or Powell's Books. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is also offering two (2) Continuing Education Units ($75 per CEU) or one (1) graduate credit ($300 per credit) for the field test participants to purchase. For the syllabus of requirements and how to enroll directions for the 2015 Spring and Summer Terms, visit our website - click "NBPTS Programs."

It is not necessary to be Board certified to participate, and you may pursue certification as a candidate while taking part in the field tests.

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