North Carolina continues to lead the nation with National Board-certified teachers and the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) is happy to help teachers achieving this goal that impacts state students with a quality teacher in their classrooms.
NCCAT hosted a National Board Certification program February 4-6 in Cullowhee. Initial candidates joined others for a weekend of facilitated support and collaboration as they worked on components two-four of your National Board certification submission. Participants were expected to have a draft of at least one component prior to attendance. Best practices for completing components were shared. Thank you to these teachers for putting in this work! Watch our website and social media channels for information on when this program will be available again with NCCAT in the future.
The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards has announced that North Carolina continues to lead the nation with teachers who hold national board certification, with 399 teachers achieving this demanding certification in 2020-21, according to the NC Departmetn of Public Instruction. North Carolina now has a total of 23,418 teachers with the respected National Board Certification, offered by the Arlington, Va.-based non-profit organization. This certification is a way to recognize the accomplished instruction that is practiced in North Carolina's classrooms while also helping teachers strengthen their knowledge and skills. The certification process is based on high and rigorous standards that evaluate teaching practice through performance-based assessments. The ultimate result is improved performance and achievement for North Carolina's students.