ERIC Number: ED475447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
What Teachers Should Know and Be Able To Do.
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Arlington, VA.
The mission of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by maintaining high, rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do; providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards; and advocating related education reforms to integrate NBPTS standards. National Board Certification is a symbol of professional teaching excellence. Offered on a voluntary basis, it complements state licensing. The five core NBPTS propositions are: (1) teachers are committed to students and their learning (e.g., teachers understand how students develop and learn and treat students equitably); (2) teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects (e.g., teachers command specialized knowledge of how to convey a subject and generate multiple paths to knowledge); (3) teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning (e.g., teachers orchestrate group learning and regularly assess student progress); (4) teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience (e.g., teachers continually make difficult choices that test their judgment and seek the advice of others); and (5) teachers are members of learning communities (e.g., teachers collaborate with parents and take advantage of community resources). (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Alternative Teacher Certification, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, National Standards, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Responsibility, Teaching Skills
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, National Office, 1525 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22209. Tel: 800-22TEACH (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.nbpts.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Arlington, VA.