National Board Certification
Strengthening the profession that shapes America’s future, National Board Certified Teachers are at the vanguard of excellence in teaching today. See National Board Certified Teachers in Alaska, and view our state profile. National Board Certification is recognized as a national standard of quality professional achievement. Teachers who have achieved Board Certification in Alaska enjoy a ten year period between certification renewals. Local school districts and professional organizations frequently recognize NBC through local agreements. The following local school district agreements are known to offer NBCT stipends: Anchorage, Fairbanks North Star Borough and Matanuska-Susitna.
National Board Certification is a rigorous process through which educators describe, analyze and reflect upon their practice. NBC candidates are also assessed on their knowledge of the subjects they teach.
The NBC assessment has been revised, and the 2016-2017 cycle is the last year of the three-year roll-out. The revised assessment requires successful completion of four components, all of which are available for the 2016-2017 cycle. Candidates can attempt one, two, three or four components in a single year, but must complete all four to certify. Please visit boardcertifiedteachers.org for more information on the revised NBC process.
To learn more about National Board Certification and how you can become a National Board Certified Teacher.
Each summer, NEA-Alaska hosts Jump Start, a 4-day workshop that provides support for educators planning to pursue National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Jump Start is designed to familiarize participants with National Board Certification and better prepare them for the assessment process. Taught by board certified teachers who understand the candidate process, Jump Start is proven to increase first-time success rate of testing and provides an advantage to candidates taking the exam. This workshop is open to NEA-Alaska members.
For more information on this year’s Jump Start (May 31 – June 3, 2016), click here. If you have questions, please contact Trisha Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.