June 2016 Issue - National Board Certification
June 29, 2016

The latest on changes to National Board Certification

Source: NYSUT United
From left, Stillwater TA’s Amy Carpenter, Kelli Bailey and Julia Chesney learn more about pursuing National Board Certification at an information session at Adirondack Community College.
Caption: From left, Stillwater TA's Amy Carpenter, Kelli Bailey and Julia Chesney learn more about pursuing National Board Certification at an information session at Adirondack Community College. Photo by Andrew Watson.

To encourage more applicants, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards recently changed the National Board Certification process from one to three years. The cost has dropped from $2,500 to $1,900, and there are now four components: three portfolio entries (submitted online) and one computer-based assessment. Components can be completed in a year or within three years.

Fee support is available from the State Education Department through the union-backed Albert Shanker Grant program. In addition, approximately one-third of NYSUT locals have negotiated additional candidate supports. For more information, a fact sheet is available at www.nysut.org/factsheets or go to www.nbcny.org.