• NBPTS

     

         ABSS is proud to have 172 National Board Certified Teachers. National Board Certification, offered by the National Board For Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), is a way to recognize the accomplished teaching that is occurring in North Carolina's classrooms. The certification process is based on high and rigorous a standards that evaluate teaching practice through performance-based assessments. To learn more, please visit ncpublicschools.org/nationalboardcertification or download the Guide to National Board Certification.

         Teachers who have participated in National Board Certification have overwhelmingly stated it is the most powerful professional development experience of their careers. They say the experience changes them as professionals and that through the process they deepen their content knowledge and develop, master, and reflect on new approaches to working with their students.

     

    Procedures and Requirements to Apply for National Board Certification

    This information and the sites referenced below are updated periodically as more information about the National Board certification process becomes available. To learn more information, follow the steps below:

    1. Review all information on the National Board website.
    2. Review the Guide to National Board Certification.
    3. Review the Component 1 At-a-Glance and Component 2 At-a-Glance documents in the Candidate Info section.
    4. Meet all National Board Eligibility Requirements at the time of application, including the completion of at least three years of teaching, school counseling, or working in the media center.
    5. Review the NC eligibility for NBPTS Pay Differential.
    6. Review the NC eligibility criteria for state loan funding.
    7. Apply directly to National Board at using the National Board Certification Online Application. This includes paying the $75 annual processing charge. *Note: You must check “yes” to releasing information to a third party on the NB application. The third parties are the State (for loan funding), WCS (for renewal credits and salary increase) and NCCAT.
    8. If you are applying for state funding, complete the  North Carolina National Board state loan funding application on or before the deadline (December 31). If you are eligible for State loan funding, do not pay anything except the $75 processing charge to National Board—you will not be reimbursed. Please note that loan funding is limited.
    9. Complete and send to Dean Richardson in Human Resources the ABSS National Board Candidate Information form. This form is needed so you can receive information regarding support sessions.
    10. Note: You may complete components in any order but you should only order components you are ready to complete. You may take up to 3 years to complete all of the certification requirements. Once you order a component, you must complete it by the submission deadline.

     

     

    The 2018-2019 Renewal Window is open! Deadline to apply for renewal certification during the 2018-2019 cycle is February 28, 2019.

     

    2018-19 Important Dates and Deadlines

    Registration Window

     April 2018–February 28, 2019

    Fee Payment Deadline

    February 28, 2019

    Change of Certificate and/or Specialty Area

    February 28, 2019

    Change of Component Selection

    February 28, 2019

    ePortfolio Submission Window

    April 1–May, 2019

    Withdrawal Deadline

    February 28, 2019

    Component 1: Content Knowledge Testing Window

    March 1 –June 15, 2019

    Score Release

    On or before December 31, 2019

     

    For further information or assistance with National Board Certification, please contact:

    Dean Richardson, Director of Teacher Recruitment & Induction

    james_richardson@abss.k12.nc.us

     

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