ERIC Number: ED430969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
What Every Teacher Should Know. The National Board Certification Process. Q & A, 1999-2000.
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Detroit, MI.
This brochure explains the National Board certification process, helping teachers understand the process and suggesting ways for them to become involved in National Board certification even if a certificate for their area is not yet available or if they are not yet ready to pursue National Board certification. Section 1 explains what the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is. Section 2 describes what National Board certification is. Section 3 discusses the basis for National Board certification. Section 4 examines whether teachers will be rewarded if they achieve National Board certification. Section 5 lists which associations support the NBPTS. Section 6 explains what certificates will be available in the 1999-2000 school year. Section 7 discusses what will be expected of candidates for National Board certification. Section 8 discusses who is eligible to become certified. Section 9 explains the application process. Section 10 discusses the available financial assistance. Section 11 notes when teachers will learn the results of their work. Section 12 explains whether teachers can retake individual entries of exercises if they do not achieve National Board certification. Section 13 notes how long a National Board certificate is valid. Section 14 focuses on other roles for teachers who are not able to seek National Board certification right now. (SM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, National Standards, National Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Competency Testing, Teachers
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, c/o Affina, 800 Kirts, Suite 600, Troy, MI 48084; Tel: 1-800-22TEACH (Toll Free); Web site: www.nbpts.org
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Detroit, MI.