NBC INFORMATIONAL LINKS
There are currently 25 different certificate areas available in 16 content areas over 7 student age ranges.
Choosing the Right Certificate Area
Depending on your teaching context, you may find several Certificate Areas that could fit. Use the Assessments at a Glance for each Certificate area you are considering to help you determine which would be best for you.
Five Core Propositions
This is the vision of the NBPTS about what highly accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. The standards for all Certificate Areas are based on this foundation.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is setting the standards. They’re engaging in the national debate on policies and practices, and helping educators develop and demonstrate the knowledge and skills to be recognized as the professionals they are.
Guide to Understanding National Board Certification
The observations, ideas, and suggestions contained in this guide were provided by AFT and NEA members who have achieved National Board Certification or who are experienced in supporting candidates through the certification process.
NBCTLink (offline until early spring 2013)
NBCTLink is an interactive, online learning community designed for NBCTs by the NBPTS. Log in to access discussion boards, public and private groups and to collaborate with fellow NBCTs.
Research and documents show the impact of National Board Certification on teachers, students and schools.
Standards by Certificate
Here are current standards for each of the 25 certificate areas. Select a Certificate Area to see the standards for that are