Funding Assistance

Through Arizona’s Master Teacher Program, funding assistance is available for Arizona teachers who wish to pursue National Board Certification. For the 2018-2019 cycle of National Board Certification, funding assistance is available for first time and continuing candidates. Educators interested in applying for the Arizona K12 Center’s funding assistance must meet the requirements set forth by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (i.e., hold a bachelor’s degree, completed three full years of teaching/counseling experience, possess a valid state teaching/counseling license for that period of time, etc.). Click here to connect with NBPTS for more information.

Funding assistance applications will be accepted during the funding assistance window listed below, and all applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Funding decisions will be made within 30 days of application submission during these windows:

Continuing Candidate Window:   May 1 - November 9, 2018

  • Priority Window: May 1 - July 1, 2018

New Candidate Window:  July 1 – November 9, 2018

Renewal Candidate Window: September 15 - November 9, 2018

Retake Candidate Window: December 3, 2018- January 7, 2019

In addition to meeting NBPTS qualifying criteria, educators interested in applying for funding assistance should meet the additional criteria below that aligns to their funding application level.

New Candidates
  • New candidates have not yet submitted any components during the 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 or 2017-18 cycles.
  • Successful completion of Pre-Candidacy class and a National Board Institute for funding consideration (successful completion within the past three years).
  • Must pay for the $75 annual fee.
  • Must attend the small group meetings arranged by your Candidate Support Provider.
Continuing Candidates
  • Continuing candidates have submitted at least one component during the 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 or 2017-18 cycles.
  • Successful completion of Pre-Candidacy class. (Successful completion within the past three years).
  • Must be registered to attend a National Board Institute, or must have successfully completed one within the past two years for full funding consideration.
  • Must attend the small group meetings arranged by your Candidate Support Provider.

Renewal Candidates

 

 

 

 

Retake Candidates

 

  • Renewal candidates originally certified in the years 2009, 2010, 1999, or 2000.
  • Eligible Renewal candidates will receive $500 towards their renewal.
  • Funding will be awarded on a first-come, first served basis.

 

  • Retake Candidates must submit their score reports to kwaite@azk12.org and ddicus@azk12.org in order to apply for funding.
  • Eligible Retake Candidates will receive funding to cover one component.
  • Funding will be awarded on a first-come, first served basis.
  • Apply here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pursuing National Board Certification is an experience like no other. While rigorous, it is one that brings great rewards. Please contact us at info@azk12.org should you have any questions about the funding assistance application process. The Arizona K12 Center looks forward to supporting you on your journey towards National Board Certification!