ERIC Number: ED381502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
National Standards for Teachers.
Shapiro, Barbara C.
Streamlined Seminar, v13 n4 Feb 1995
The mission of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is to strengthen teaching in order to improve schools. There has been general agreement that a national certification system that could reliably identify teachers who meet high and rigorous standards would command the respect of the profession and public. The NBPTS has developed a certification process which is voluntary, signifies highly accomplished teaching based on a specific set of professional criteria, is uniform across the country, and was developed by educators for educators. National Board Certification involves meeting field-specific standards, completing a performance-based assessment process, and participating in continuing education and ongoing professional development. National Board Certification gives principals a fair means of identifying and recognizing accomplished teachers. Principals can look to Board-certified teachers to provide collegiate opportunities for growth and change. Another activity would use certified teachers as resources for new candidates. Evidence of increasing support for NBPTS accomplishments is described, and ways in which principals can support NBPTS efforts are noted. (JDD)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, National Programs, National Standards, Professional Development, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Certification, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Experience
Educational Products, National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (single copies, $2.50; 10 or more copies, $2 each; Virginia residents add 4.5% sales tax).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards