National Board Pre-Candidacy Class

National Board Pre-Candidacy Class

The National Board Pre-Candidacy Class is the first step in pursuing National Board Certification. As a pre-candidate, you’ll gain a firm understanding of the process and be prepared to begin the candidate process toward becoming a National Board Certified Teacher.

In this class, you will explore the National Board Professional Teaching Standards and Five Core Propositions. You will also have a better understanding of the documents, materials, and components set forth by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

As a National Board candidate, you will engage in reflection about your practice, your accomplishments, and your professional goals. As a result of pursuing National Board Certification, educators often feel a renewed passion for their profession and a renewed commitment to the work.

This multi-week virtual course will provide online learning to help participants build a system of support, while also understanding the foundation and process of National Board Certification. After completing this course, you will be prepared to pursue National Board Certification.

Since this is a requirement for our National Board support funding, you will be eligible to apply for funding assistance for the 2023-2024 school year.

Participants will:

    • Become acquainted with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
    • Dive into to the National Board Core Propositions.
    • Gain an understanding of how to analyze impact on students.
    • Obtain knowledge needed to make an informed decision about when to declare candidacy with the National Board.
    • Gain a better understanding of the National Board Certification process.

Additional Information

Registration includes training and online materials.

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