The National Board Certification Program at UCCS provides professional growth opportunities:
“NBPTS is an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan organization founded in 1987 to create a system of advanced certification for teachers based on high and rigorous standards. NBPTS developed the National Board Certification (NBC) process and certifies teachers who successfully complete related assessments.”
“National Board Certification is achieved upon successful completion of a voluntary assessment program designed to recognize effective and accomplished teachers who meet high and rigorous standards based on what teachers should know and be able to do. National Board Certification is available nationwide for most preK-12 teachers.
National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential. It complements, but does not replace, a state’s teacher license. It is valid for up to 10 years, and renewal candidates must begin the renewal process during their eighth or ninth years as NBCTs.
As a part of the certification process, candidates complete 10 assessments that are reviewed by trained teachers in their certificate areas. The assessments include four portfolio entries that feature teaching practice and six constructed response exercises that assess content knowledge.”
Check the NBPTS Web site for complete eligibility requirements.
To pursue National Board Certification, candidates must have
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|Target Students||Semester Credits|
|CURR 5599 - Exploring and Developing a Reflective Teaching Practice||Pre-Candidates||3|
|CURR 5597 - NBC in a Reflective Learning Community||Candidates||4|
|CURR 5030 - NBC (ACE Transcript Credit)||NBCTs||3|
|CURR 5031 - NBC (ACE Transcript Credit)||NBCTs||6|
|CURR 5032 - NBC Renewal||NBCTs||3|
|CURR 5597 - Coaching the Coaches||NBCTs||1|
|CURR 5597 - NBCT Facilitator Training||NBCTs||1|
|CURR 5599 - NBCTs as Teacher Leaders||NBCTs||2|
For questions about coursework or to learn how to establish a NBC support group in your area, visit the Contact page.