National Board Certification


The Vision of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is that every student has great teachers and every school has great leaders.
The Mission of NBPTS is to advance student learning and achievement by establishing the definitive standards and systems for certifying accomplished educators, providing programs and advocating policies that support excellence in teaching and leading, and engaging National Board certified teachers and leaders in that process. 
Since 1987, more than 97,000 teachers have achieved National Board Certification. These teachers prepare America’s diverse student population with the skills it needs to compete in the 21st century workplace.

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Guidelines for the National Board Certification Process



*Accredited graduate degree programs, or programs that result in an endorsement, certification, or licensure (e.g. National Board Certification, BVSD/CU Bueno Program, BVSD recognized cohorts) are exempted from the 12-credit cap. Any coursework taken progressing toward such a degree will be accepted without limit. Twelve additional credits beyond those associated with the degree, program, endorsement, etc., (from now on referred to as “outside credits”) may be earned in the year the degree is conferred but may not be earned concurrently with coursework toward the degree, program, endorsement, etc. 
For questions, please contact Tina Mueh or Shelly Landgraf