Funding Assistance

Through Arizona’s Master Teacher Program, funding assistance is available for Arizona teachers who wish to pursue National Board Certification. For the 2015-2016 cycle of National Board Certification, scholarships are available for first time, continuing, and renewal 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, be within their renewal window, etc.). Click here to connect with NBPTS for more information.

Scholarship applications will be accepted during the three funding assistance windows listed below, and all applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Funding decisions will be made within 7 days of application submission during one of these windows:

First window:   May 21 – June 21, 2015
Second window:  July 13 – August 30, 2015
Third window:   October 5 – November 29, 2015

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 Applicants
  • Did not receive AZK12 Center funding assistance during the 2014-2015 cycle.
  • Successful completion of Pre-Candidacy class for partial funding consideration (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 pay for one NBPTS Component within 30 days of being awarded funding for additional components.
  • Must attend one Coaching Saturday event per NBPTS component funded.
  • Click here to learn more about the four levels of funding assistance available and to access the application (dollar amounts are listed in the “NBPTS Component Funding Matrix” section).
Continuing Applicants
  • Received AZK12 Center funding assistance during the 2014-2015 cycle.
  • Successful completion of Pre-Candidacy class for partial funding consideration (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 one Coaching Saturday event per NBPTS component funded.
  • Click here to learn more about the four levels of funding assistance available and to access the application (dollar amounts are listed in the “NBPTS Component Funding Matrix” section).
Renewal Applicants
  • NBCTs seeking to renew their certification.
  • Must be eligible to renew based on NBPTS criteria. Click here to learn more from NBPTS.
  • Click here to learn more and to access the application.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 scholarship application process. The Arizona K12 Center looks forward to supporting you on your journey towards National Board Certification!