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ERIC Number: EJ898740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
National Board Certification: It's Time for Preschool Teachers!
Gillentine, Jonathan
Young Children, v65 n5 p100-105 Sep 2010
National Board Certification is a voluntary process by which teachers of students ages 3 through 18 demonstrate accomplished teaching. This article describes the process and certification requirements for one certificate--the Early Childhood/Generalist (ECG), for teachers of children ages 3 through 8. The National Board Certification process was created by the independent, nonprofit, nongovernmental National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and is guided by five core propositions: (1) Teachers are committed to students and their learning; (2) Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students; (3) Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning; (4) Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience; and (5) Teachers are members of learning communities. These propositions are the foundation of what all teachers should know and be able to do. (Contains 1 resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States