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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.
National Board candidates may now select a support site of their choice for the 2018-19 school year. The deadline to register is Monday, September 10, 2018. Click on the link below to register to attend a support site:
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,
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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