AACPS is participating in the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification program for the 2022-23 school year!
National Board Certification offers teachers the opportunity to grow professionally and obtain the most prestigious credential in the teaching profession. National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) are recognized, honored, and rewarded for their knowledge, dedication, and hard work. NBPTS is an independent nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors comprised primarily of classroom teachers. Its purpose is to improve student learning in America’s schools by developing a system of advanced, voluntary certification for teachers.
The Maryland State Board of Education establishes eligibility for the program. It includes the following: a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, a Certificate (Standard Professional Certificate or Advanced Professional Certificate) covering those three years in the state of Maryland. All teachers who meet the minimum criteria are invited to apply. The application is now available on HR Navigator for the 2022-23 cycle (2022-23 cycle applications close June 17, 2022).
National Board Certification is the highest teaching credential in the nation. Achieving NBC is a rigorous but tremendously rewarding professional development experience. Teachers who have held a “professional” or “advanced professional” certificate for 3 years in the state of Maryland are eligible to apply for the tuition scholarship. AACPS has a robust support program: teachers meet monthly with a National Board Facilitator to receive and give feedback, are members of a Blackboard community, and have access to discussions and support through the internet, cohort meetings run through Google Meet, ad in 2022-23 there will be school-based cohorts at schools with multiple candidates. If you are a reflective teacher interested in achieving the highest level of excellence while examining your teaching practice to impact student learning, you should pursue National Board Certification. Please contact Dr. Susan R.E. Malone NBCT at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-222-5082 for eligibility and the tuition scholarship application.