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National Board

National Board Certification

The National Board Certification Teacher program allows teachers to hone their practice, showcase their talent in the classroom, and demonstrate their dedication to their students and their profession. 

Research shows that National Board Certified Teachers have a greater impact on student learning and achievement than non NBCT teachersStudents of NBCT outperform their peers in other classrooms.

Successful completion of the National Board Certificated Teacher program will satisfy one of the requirements for a Lead Professional Educator License.  To apply for a Lead Professional Educator License, teacher must have:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Nine years of teaching experience
  • National Board Certification OR Teacher Leader Endorsement/Master Teacher Program

Click here to view a short video describing the CCS NBCT program.

NBCT consists of four components: 

  • Component 1: Content Knowledge - Computer based assessment in the selected area of certification
  • Component 2: Differentiation in Instruction - Classroom based portfolio primarily comprised of samples of student work and written commentary
  • Component 3: Teaching Practice and Learning Environment - Classroom based portfolio comprised of video recordings demonstrating student engagement
  • Component 4: Effective and Reflective Practitioner - Portfolio articles demonstrating knowledge of assessments and assessment practices.

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