National Board Certification (NBC)
National Board Certification in Hamilton County
The Tennessee Department of Education recently received notification from the National Board for Professional Standards that the candidate subsidy program will not be continued for the 2013-14 cycle. NBPTS is encouraging all teachers that are considering seeking National Board Certification to apply during the current 2012-13 cycle. NBPTS will allocate additional funding to ensure that all qualified first-time candidates who apply by the deadline (December 31, 2012) will receive the fee subsidy of $1,250. For more information, go to the TN Department of Education website.
The Hamilton County Department of Education in partnership with the Hamilton County Education Association promotes National Board Certification to its teacher ranks.
National Board Certification is awarded by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and is the highest credential in the teaching profession. A teacher-driven, voluntary process certification is achieved through a rigorous, performance-based assessment that typically takes one to three years to complete and measures what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do.
As part of the process, teachers build a portfolio that includes student work samples, assignments, videotapes and a thorough analysis of their classroom teaching. Additionally, teachers are assessed on their knowledge of the subjects they teach.
NBC Portfolio Resources:
Architecture of Accomplished Teaching
Three Types of Thinking presentation
Entry 1 - Thinking About Entry 1
Entry 2 - Looking at Entry 2
Entry 3 - Preparing for Entry 3
Entry 4 - Entry 4 Documented Accomplishments
Assessment - Preparing for Assessment Center
To learn more about this certification, visit the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website. For more information, please see NBC Information Links.
Learn about Take One. A successful entry can be banked for three years to apply toward full National Board Certification.
Jumpstart the full National Board Certification process. View Choosing Excellence: National Board Certification presentation.
Did you know that HCDE and HCEA provide NBC Candidate Support and some incentives for those pursuing National Board Certification? Certified employees who receive National Board Certification receive a supplement of up to $4,000 for each year that they maintain their NBCT Certification in Hamilton County Schools!! Learn more about the process and support HCDE provides.