ERIC Number: ED447115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The National Board Certified Teacher. Fastback 470.
Bailey, Dora L.; Helms, Ronald G.
This fastback gives teachers and other educators a feel for being a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards candidate, offering an outline of the candidacy process, ways to assess readiness to become a candidate, and tips for proceeding through candidacy. Section 1, "National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)," discusses certification areas and who should seek NBPTS certification, noting three factors that teachers should take into account when assessing their readiness to go for NBPTS certification. Section 2, "The Candidacy Process," focuses on the portfolio; the assessment center; the evaluation process; tips for success (e.g., know the standards, be familiar with education issues, work with a mentor, work in groups, and use accurate language); and a candidate diary. Section 3, "The Evolving NBPTS," discusses state licensure versus National Board Certification, the value of National Board certification, and tangible rewards of certification. (SM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, National Standards, National Teacher Certification, Portfolio Assessment, State Standards, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Competency Testing, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Qualifications, Teachers
Phi Delta Kappa International, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; Tel: 812-339-1156 or 800-766-1156; Web site: http://www.pdkintl.org ($3).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.