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.
Access the 2017 NBPTS State Funding Application
National Board Candidates and National Board Certified Teachers(NBCT) must fill out a profile each year. Employment verification will be done through the ADE database and no longer requires the candidates or NBCTs to be part of that process. Please fill out the profile at the link below and follow all directions. There is a section to select Direct Deposit or a check for those receiving the National Board Bonus.
National Board profile completion link: http://bit.ly/2bYTt5Y
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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