ERIC Number: ED489121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Why America Needs National Board Certified Teachers. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Many excellent teachers already work in the schools. Unfortunately their work regularly goes unrecognized and unrewarded. As a consequence, many first-rate practitioners leave the schools and others who could be exceptional teachers never consider teaching. Worse still, the knowledge and skills of the fine teachers who remain often are underutilized, their positive influence allowed only the most modest scope. In recognition of these challenges the nation has begun to take several steps forward. The leadership of the nation's education community has coalesced to create a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The National Board's mission is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by: (1) maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do; (2) providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards, and (3) advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers. This document discusses why National Board Certified teachers is important for education in America.
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Certification, National Standards, National Competency Tests, Academic Standards, Public Education
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, 1525 Wilson Blvd., Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22209. Tel: 703-465-2700; Fax: 703-465-2715; Web site: http://www.nbpts.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Arlington, VA.