Vermont-NEA is the Candidate Support Provider for National Board Certification. We have 85 or so current National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in the classroom, but 141 teachers have achieved National Board Certification. Some NBCTs have retired and some are in other education positions. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has been certifying teachers since the early 90s against rigorous standards. Although this is a voluntary certification, it is a natural continuum of our profession. Accomplished professional teachers, as evidenced by National Board Certification, is a growing voice of our profession.
NBPTS has a website for board certified teachers and those wishing to become board certified. www.boardcertifiedteachers.org
Click here for the Guide to National Board Certification.
Vermont-NEA is planning for next year's NBC Cohorts. The cohort classes will include:
The cost for the class (with credit) will be $1650 and $1350 for noncredit.
Candidates should register with National Board and pay the $75 registration fee before the first class.
Pursuing NBC is a wonderful professional learning experience. Below are the current cohorts. If you would like Vermont-NEA to organize a cohort in your area, please email email@example.com. To learn more about National Board Certification, visit www.boardcertifiedteachers.org.
Register Online HERE. or send/email the registration form below corresponding to the cohort in which you would like to attend.
More cohorts may be organized!
Vermont-NEA has developed a class for NBCTs up for renewal. This year, participants up for renewal are those who certificates expires in 2017 or 2018. Through review of the Five Core Propositions, Standards for Teaching, three types of writing, theories of leadership, and best practices within content areas, NBCTs create their Profile of Professional Growth and submit it to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and achieve renewal of their National Board Certification. Vermont-NEA members receive scholarships for the renewal fee. Paper registration here. Online registration here.
For NBPTS resources including videos, handouts, and other important information can be found here. Below, you will find an informational Prezi and short videos.
Follow Vermont NBCTs on Twitter @vtnbct