Arizona currently has 1,536 National Board Certified Teachers, and 826 Candidates for Nation Board Certification.
Every student deserves to be taught by an accomplished teacher. National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education.
The Arizona K12 Center provides support and resources for teachers to pursue National Board Certification and over a year ago, received funds from the Arizona Teachers Academy to support 200 teachers to pursue National Board Certification. What this means is they have the funds and resources to support 200 teachers every school year who wish to seek Board-certification. Bottom line is apart from a $75 fee to the National Board, a teacher can pursue National Board Certification at no cost to them (a $1900 value).
To be eligible for this funding, they must do the following:
- Complete a Pre-candidacy Class (the Arizona K12 Center offers it and have trained NBCTs to provide it in many districts as well)
- Note: If you are interested in creating a district cohort and want to provide this class in district, please contact Kendall Waite at [email protected]
- Register and attend our National Board Institute
- Register and attend our National Board Kickoff
The first step is attendance at the Pre-Candidacy Class. The Arizona K12 Center is offering this class online beginning in April 10 through May 4. The registration deadline is March 27, 2021. This six-week online course will help participants build a system of support, while understanding the foundation and process of National Board Certification. After participating in this course, teachers will be able to make the decision about when to pursue National Board Certification. They will gain a better understanding of what the process entails as well as the documents, materials, and components set forth by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.azk12.org/PreCan421.
Click to see a list of all Arizona National Board Certified Teachers!
Arizona NBCT List