Teachers who receive the National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) certification, which can take up to three years to complete, have demonstrated their understanding of national, rigorous teaching standards, as well as their ability to implement educational practices that are research-based.
Act 1060 of 2001 as amended by Act 1803 of 2003 authorizes and funds the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) to provide a support program for teachers who wish to become National Board Certified Teachers by paying the initial application fee for a candidate to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Support also includes three paid release days for those chosen for the program and a $5,000 annual bonus for up to 10 years once certification is received. Current Rules and Regulations amplify Act 1060.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) State Funding Application is now available at 2018 National Board State Funding Application (DOCX). All application transmissions are due to the Office of Educator Effectiveness, email@example.com no later than Friday, June 29, 2018. Anyone applying for National Board State Candidate Funding, must have attended a state-sponsored 2018 orientation.
The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce the 202 new National Board Certified teachers in Arkansas. A reception for the new NBCTs was held on March 8, 2018. To view photos from the event, please visit http://bit.ly/2oWKFDD,
To learn about law and rule changes, please go to National Board New Law and Rules PowerPoint (PDF).
For a list of writing workshops with dates and contact information, please go to National Board Candidates Writing Workshops.
Vanessa Holt, Administrative Specialist III
Arkansas Department of Education
Office of Educator Effectiveness
Four Capitol Mall, Room 103-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
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