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Be a Pioneer for the Teaching Profession: National Board Field Tests

The views expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of AACTE.

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is recruiting practicing teachers as well as undergraduate and graduate preservice teachers to participate in field tests of the revised National Board certification process. This is a great opportunity to help shape the future of the teaching profession and experience a sample of the performance-based assessment that thousands of teachers have called transformative.

National Board certification is the profession’s highest mark of accomplished teaching – performance-based and peer-reviewed. There’s a reason teachers who go through the process of becoming Board certified call it “transformative.” Not only are there tangible career benefits, but teachers also learn to become even more effective in the classroom. The National Board is updating the certification process to make it more flexible, affordable, and efficient so that many more teachers and their students can benefit.

As a token of thanks for their time, participants will also be eligible to receive up to two Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and/or up to $50 in gift cards for either Amazon.com or Powell’s Books. All participants will also receive a letter of commendation from the National Board.

For those teachers not currently Board certified, or for those teacher education students still becoming familiar with what the profession entails, participating in a field test will provide an inside look into the process at no cost.

Board-certified teachers, too, may participate in one or more field tests to gain first-hand experience with the revisions. The field test is an opportunity for professional growth within a learning community of teachers nationwide.

Help us improve certification by passing this invitation along to the teachers—current and future—in your life!

Get started today by visiting NBPTS.org.

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Andrea Hajek

Director of educator engagement, NBPTS

Kristin Hamilton

Director of standards, NBPTS