Basic Steps for National Board Certification:
National Board Certification consists of two parts:
- Teaching Portfolio
Teachers typically videotape their teaching, gather student learning products, and analyze their teaching practices.
Teachers answer questions that relate to content specific to their fields. The assessments focus on breadth of content knowledge.
Special Programs for National Board Certification:
A variety of scholarships are available for completing National Board Certification. The application fee is $500 and is nonrefundable. The assessment fee is $2,500
Further, many states pay for part or all of this fee if you pass the national board certification.
Benefits of National Board Certification:
Other than the status that comes gaining National Board Certification, many states provide additional monetary incentives. For example, Alabama gives a $5000 annual increase, Florida provides a 10% annual increase to income, and Delaware provides a 12% increase for National Board Certification. To find the incentives for each state, check out this document from NBPTS.