Pre-Candidacy classes provide an introduction to the National Board Standards and the process of National Board Certification. This course is for educators who are thinking about applying for National Board Certification, those who want to learn more about the National Board Certification process, or those who simply want to understand more about their teaching practice. This class is a prerequisite for teachers seeking scholarship assistance to pursue full-candidacy through the Arizona K12 Center.
These sessions will provide participants with a deeper understanding of the National Board Standards, the Five Core Propositions, and the NBPTS resources. By completing this class, participants receive 24 professional development hours. Through professional dialogue with colleagues and a personal analysis and reflection on work in the classroom, this professional development opportunity will prepare participants for taking on the rigorous, but rewarding process of pursuing National Board Certification.
The Arizona K12 Center offers this class a minimum of three times per year, once in Phoenix and Tucson with an online class typically held in the Spring. In addition, this class is offered in school districts throughout the state by NBCTs trained by the Arizona K12 Center. Wherever you choose to take the class, the content of the class is the same. For an additional fee, if you have 15 or more teachers interested in having this class in your district, please contact the Arizona K12 Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the 2013-2014 school year the Arizona K12 Center is offering classes on the following dates:
- National Board Pre-Candidacy Class (Tucson): February 27, March 6, 13, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 2014
- National Board Pre-Candidacy Class (Lake Havasu): January 8, 13, 15, 22, 29, February 3, 10, 12, 19, 24, 26, March 3, 2014
- National Board Pre-Candidacy Class (Phoenix): October 21, 28, November 4, 18, 25, December 2, 9, 2013
- National Board Pre-Candidacy Class (Online): March 22nd through May 3rd, are face-to-face meetings. All coursework is done between these two face-to-face meeting dates.