National Board Certification

Asheboro City Schools is committed to supporting teachers who pursue National Board Certification.  National Board Certification, offered by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), is a way to recognize the accomplished teaching that is occurring in North Carolina's classrooms.  The certification process is based on rigorous and high standards that are used to evaluate teaching practices through performance-based assessments; the ultimate result is improved performance and achievement for North Carolina's students.  National Board Certification was first offered in 1994, when eight North Carolina teachers received this important professional credential.  The number of North Carolina teachers receiving the certification has grown dramatically since then, today equaling over 10 percent of North Carolina's teaching force.  North Carolina leads the nation with the highest number of National Board Certified teachers.  NBPTS's mission is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by maintaining rigorous and high standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do.  The organization is focused on providing a national voluntary certification system and advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education using the expertise of National Board Certified teachers.

At the core of the National Board Certification process are standards that describe the highest level of teaching in different disciplines and with students at different developmental levels.  These standards represent a consensus among accomplished teachers and other education experts about what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do.  NBPTS standards can be found at www.nbpts.org. 

Asheboro City Schools offers ongoing support to candidates and National Board Certified teachers.  Information and pre-candidacy sessions are provided for all teachers interested in the National Board Certification process.  Support workshops are conducted throughout the summer and school year to assist candidates with portfolio entries and preparation for the assessment center exercises.

For more information about National Board Certification and candidate support in our district, contact Dr. Aaron Woody, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction.


Resources

NBPTS Website
ACS Google Site: NBPTS Information
NC Public Schools: Recruitment