National Board Certification is the most respected professional certification available in education and provides numerous benefits to teachers, students and schools. It was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide.
While teacher licensure systems set the basic requirements to teach in each state, completion of National Board Certification signifies that teachers have voluntarily gone much further. NBCTs have developed and demonstrated the advanced knowledge, skills and practices required of an outstanding educator.
Board certification is available in 25 certificate areas, from Pre-K through 12th grade. The certification process consists of four components: written assessment of content knowledge, reflection on student work samples, video and analysis of teaching practice, and documented impact and accomplishments as a teaching professional. The process can be completed within one to three academic years.
In partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) candidates will receive:
- $1900.00 Scholarship for participation
- Monthly Candidate Support Sessions
- One-to-one Mentor Support
PGCPS Requirements for participation:
- Three years in Maryland as a professional educator/counselor
- Satisfactory rating on the Framework for Teaching Evaluation
- Recommendation from Current Supervisor or Principal
Information sessions for PGCPS National Board Certification Program will begin in September 2021 and will be announced in the PGCPS Employee Dispatch. If your school is interested in hosting an information session you can sign-up here.
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For questions and other information, please contact:
Dr. Rainya P. Miller, MA, NBCT
301-749-5238 ext. 45519
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National Board Certified Teacher Program ApplicationDeadline to apply is June 10, 2022.