The mission of the National Board is to advance student learning and achievement by establishing the definitive standards and systems for certifying accomplished educators, providing programs and advocating policies that support excellence in teaching and leading, and engaging National Board certified teachers and leaders in that process.
The Seattle University (SU) National Board Support Program provides professional learning during regional and certificate-alike meetings. Through the SU National Board Support Program, teachers can earn clock hours.
Orientation - Candidates attend a session to get a head start by planning lessons, becoming familiar with the standards, and the portfolio requirements.
Small Group Meetings - Candidates meet in small groups facilitated by National Board Certified Teachers.
Certificate-alike group sessions offer opportunities for candidates to meet in certificate groups. Sessions focus on common certification requirements.
To be eligible for the National Board Certification process, a candidate must:
Meet these three qualifications? Then your next step is to read the Guide to National Board Certification, which provides more in-depth information.
Candidates must attend and fully participate in all support meetings and complete the portfolio and assessment center exercises according to published timelines.
NOTE: Please check the OSPI website for more information for more details about when OSPI will open the next conditional loan application.
Please check the OSPI website for additional information about the National Board revision process and timeline: http://www.k12.wa.us/Certification/nbpts/Candidacy/ForCandidates.aspx
To register into either Year One or Year Two and Beyond please follow this link please visit our Professional Learning section.
For additional information about SU’s National Board Candidate Support Program, send your questions to Julie Kang or call 206-296-2147.
For information about the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), visit their website.
For information about the Washington Initiative scholarships, visit the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) website.