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Washington State National Board Certification - NBCT Spotlight

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National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs)

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Steven Mueller
360-725-6119

Beginning with the upcoming school year, we will be spotlighting NBCTs through a Medium account and social media campaign.

The intent of the NBCT Spotlight is to strengthen our National Board community, share the stories of what accomplished teachers are doing every day both in and out of the classroom, and emphasize the impact and importance of the National Board process to the greater Washington education community. We are seeking nominations (self nominations are allowed and encouraged) of NBCTs to spotlight. The nomination form is short and should include a short bio (200 words or less) of why we should highlight the great work within his/her classroom, building, and/or district. So think of those great NBCTs, their impact on student learning, their teacher leadership roles, and the voice they have to share and nominate them now. Nominations are accepted from throughout local communities including supervisors, colleagues, parents, and students so help spread the word! 
 
 

National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential. It complements, but does not replace, a state’s teacher license. It is valid for 10 years, and renewal candidates must begin the renewal process during their eighth or ninth years as NBCTs.

National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) are highly accomplished educators who meet high and rigorous standards set by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). With nearly 11,000 NBCTs, Washington state has the third largest group of NBCTs in the nation and consistently certifies the most NBCTs of any state. 

To seek National Board Certification you must meet the following requirements prior to applying:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree
  • Have completed three full years of K-12 teaching/counseling experience
  • Possess a valid state teaching/counseling license

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NB Matters video

This video, featuring Washington State NBCTs, highlights the direct impact the National Board process has had on their students and professional career

National Board Matters from WA TPEP on Vimeo.