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 (NBCT) by paying the initial application fee for a candidate to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and in other ways. Current Rules and Regulations amplify Act 1060.
Candidate must hold a current National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification. For directions on submitting an RFP for a National Board Certified Teacher Support Site, see Instructions to Apply for an NBCT Candidate Support Site.
Arkansas National Board Certified Teachers are required to create and maintain a profile in the online Arkansas Teacher Licensure Accountability System (ATLAS) to verify employment for each year's state bonus. All NBCT records, including employment eligibility, will be recorded in ATLAS.
Vanessa Holt, Administrative Specialist III
Arkansas Department of Education
Office of Educator Effectiveness
Four Capitol Mall, Room 112-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
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