ERIC Number: ED461642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
SREB States Lead the Way in National Board Certification for Teachers.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
This report presents data on National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification for teachers in Southern Regional Educational Board (SREB) states. North Carolina and Florida lead the nation in total numbers of teachers with NBPTS certification. Two-thirds of all NBPTS certificates were awarded to teachers from SREB states in 1999-2000. Six SREB states were among the top 10 states in numbers of nationally certified teachers produced in 1999-2000. Between 1998-99, North Carolina had one of the largest increases in numbers of certificates awarded, from 726 to 1,139. Most SREB states encourage teachers to attain NBPTS certification by offering them salary bonuses or funding for examination fees. For 2001, legislation was introduced in Arkansas and Texas to increase the annual bonuses for those receiving national certification. A chart lists NBPTS certified teachers in the United States, all SREB states, and each SREB state individually for 2000, providing data on numbers of certificates issued in 1999-2000, total certificates issued as of December 6, 2000, and state incentives for teachers with national certification. (SM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, National Standards, National Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Salaries
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 10th Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318. Tel: 404-875-9211. Web site: http://www.sreb.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.